Debunking Motherhood


By writing Luz as a reluctant maternal figure, Watkins has tapped into the lean but vital tradition of fictional ambivalent mothers.

The Rumpus’s own Lyz Lenz tackles maternal ambivalence in fiction in a review of Claire Vaye Watkins’s debut novel “Gold Fame Citrus” over at Salon.

Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →