The Audacious Book Club Discussion: Milk Blood Heat (5)

We had a lot of really great discussions in the Audacious book club about motherhood when we read Detransition, Baby. Many of the stories in Dantiel Moniz’s Milk Blood Heat include relationships between mothers and daughters (“Tongues,” “The Hearts of Our Enemies,” “Outside the Raft,” “An Almanac of Bones”), a desire to be a mother (“Feast,” “The Loss of Heaven”), or a lack thereof (“Necessary Bodies”). What perspectives and complications do these stories bring to the discussion of what it means to be a woman or a mother?