Hunger

Hunger

A Memoir of (My) Body

by Roxane Gay

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 13/06/2017

 
New York Times bestseller

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Lambda Literary Award winner

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New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined," Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties--including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life--and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn't yet been told but needs to be.
ISBN:
9780062569714
9780062569714
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
13-06-2017
Publisher:
Harper
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
208x137x28mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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