Life-Size [Jenefer Shute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Landing in the hospital after starving herself down to a mere sixty-seven pounds . The key to its success is that Jenefer Shute understands the importance of language in the strategies of the anorexic, and turns it to literary. Life-Size, a novel by Jenefer Shute: “Unforgettable” (Washington Post Book World); “A remarkable novel” (The New York Times Book Review).
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I would hope not. Her mind is so focused on her body. Sep 25, Valerie rated it really liked it Recommended to Valerie by: It hinted at past abuse, yet I needed more insight and depth on the issues at hand. Although she is literally starving to death, her lips blue and her skin covered with a strange layer of soft protective hair, she eyes her food tray–chicken and broccoli and milk–with disgust: I only take off a star because it is a little long.
Refresh and try again. One meal consists of a “corpse and a tree; a fluid secreted by bovine mammary glands.
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Gobs of congealed grease. Relapse is a real and serious thing with eating disorders. Both a cautionary tale and a call to arms for women whose lives are diminished by the tyranny of thinness, this harrowing novel about a young woman’s anguished battle with anorexia is by turns crackling, acrid, and darkly comic.
Three and a half stars.
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You know, this one is actually really good. Written as if the author had first hand, real life experience with this disease. This is jenfer immediate universe throughout the novel, and she describes it in a voice that is unmercifully critical, sarcastic and ironic. I like how realistic this is. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Josie doesn’t seem to get better, just a little fatter.
The French have an expression: I promise I haven’t lost my mind. It scared me to death. May 20, Izarra Varela rated it really liked it. She remembers her adolescence and the genesis of her disease–she was a plump girl in a world that tolerated only slender women.
Dec 13, M. A great book on the torture of eating disorders.
The victim is also the perpetrator, who, in an effort jrnefer gain control over a life run amok, marshals the will to at least gain dominion over the increasingly narrow sphere of the body. This still kept me riveted.
Life-Size by Jenefer Shute
It describes a state in which one feels alienated from one’s self; body, mind and spirit all flail akimbo. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Apr 08, Rachel rated it really liked it. Published August 1st by Avon Books first published April 1st It’s a very internal story. A tough subject but treated really well.
Be the first to discover new talent! Couldn’t put it down. Sep 02, Gail rated it liked it. Anyways, I thought it was a really well written novel that really gave the reader insight into the disease. Josie, the narrator is utterly unlikable, treats her family and hospital personnel terribly and jfnefer about nothing but food.
In the end, you might understand Josie, but you still don’t like her; Shute has successfully created a character almost beyond empathy. I have very limited knowledge of anorexia and this book has opened my eyes and mind jenefet the struggles faced by Josie.