13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Paperback)
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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/04/2020
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'A beautiful, necessary book' ROXANE GAY.
'Echoes of Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman' IRISH TIMES.

Lizzie doesn't like 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 and pounds dropped, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband and her own reflection in the mirror. But no matter how much she loses, will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl?

In this darkly funny, deeply resonant 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.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781789540826
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'In subject and voice, there are echoes of Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman and Janice Galloway's The Trick Is to Keep Breathing, but neither has the wit of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl' * Irish Times *
'The title of Mona Awad's debut novel might suggest we're just looking at fat here, but really it's a novel about obsessively hating your own flesh ... Devastating' * Emerald Street *
'[A] beautiful, necessary book' -- Roxane Gay
'Honest, searing, and necessary ... [13 Ways] peels back the curtain on the struggles of entering womanhood from body image, to relationships, to merely navigating the oh-so-cruel world' * Elle *
'Awad deftly captures the many indignities that she - that women - experience around food and weight ... Simultaneously tart and tender, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl is stunning' * Washington Post *
'Shocking, sad, important and tender; this is a powerful rollercoaster of a read' * Daily Mail *
'[A] clever debut ... The themes may be sobering but Awad examines them with a deliciously wry humour' * Mail on Sunday *

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“Relatable Read.”

I thought this book was wonderfully written touching on subjects in life that can be difficult to approach. The book covers sex, weight, relationships and death. This is my second book I've read by Mona and I... More

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