Eyes in Front When Running: A Novel - Willow Kean

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This is a book about the collision of fear and longing, how the thing you fear the most is often the one thing you need to set you straight.

Eyes in Front When Running is a quick-witted family drama that tells the story of Cleo Best, a former backpacker in her late thirties, and her decision to try for a baby with her partner, Jamie. Over the next few months, while Cleo wants to let nature take its course, and Jamie wants to give nature a nudge in the right direction, the relationship collapses under the strain of unsuccessful attempts at conceiving. When Cleo moves back in with her parents, a series of bad decisions turns her life upside-down, but somehow sets it right at the same time.

Cleo’s greatest fear is getting pregnant. Her resistance to being a mother, her obsession with food, and everything from her unapologetic regret to her sardonic take on the world around her make her an uncommon female protagonist. Cleo gets the fella in the end, but not the one you’re expecting. Eyes in Front When Running uses humour to tackle heavy topics; the crumbling of a relationship, miscarriage, abortion, infertility, and postpartum depression.