México, D.F. Ediciones Antílope, Secretaría de Cultura, 2018. First Edition. Paperback. 151p., wrps. New. Item #68577
"Pequeñas labores" is a collection of stories, essays, lists, and aphorisms about babies, but also about the Tale of Genji, the forty-seven ronin, Frankenstein, Godzilla, Donkey Kong, and more. With ingenuity, erudition and a biting sense of humor, author Rivka Galchen's observations on the universe of procreation and nurturing transcend the conventional instruction manuals on motherhood found in the self-help genre. This work was translated from its original English title, "Little labours", by Jazmina Barrera and Alejandro Zambra.