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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, Awad,  Mona
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
Mona Awad

Hardback $32.99 - Head of Zeus
New Hardbacks - Published: 1/Jan/2020 - ISBN: 9781788549684

Growing up in suburban hell, Lizzie has never liked the way she looks. A darkly funny novel about the harmful beauty standards imposed on women.

'A beautiful, necessary book' ROXANE GAY. 'Echoes of Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman ' IRISH TIMES . Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga, Lizzie has never liked the way she looks. Though she dates guys online, she's afraid to send pictures: no-one wants a fat girl. So Lizzie starts to lose weight. With punishing drive, she counts almonds consumed, miles run, pounds dropped, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband, her reflection in the mirror. But no matter how much she loses, will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl? In her darkly funny, deeply resonant and shocking debut novel, Mona Awad delivers a tender and moving depiction of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform. 'Devastating' EMERALD STREET. 'Honest, searing and necessary' ELLE .

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