Big Brother (Paperback)
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Big Brother (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/01/2014
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The new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin. Pandora has looked up to her older brother Edison since they were children. Now she revels in the anonymity of her suburban Iowa life, while her brother basks in the limelight as a New York jazz musician. But when Edison arrives in Iowa, suddenly in need of a place to stay, Pandora literally doesn't recognize him. The once slim, hip pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Soon Edison's appalling diet and know-it-all monologues are driving Pandora and her husband Fletcher insane. And it's only a matter of time before Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum, it's him or me. With Shriver's distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother not only examines why we overeat, but asks more pressingly still: just how much should you sacrifice for someone who refuses to be saved?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007271108

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“A Complex Read”

Well written, thought provoking read about the subject of obesity and the relationship people have with food.

Hardback edition
6th May 2013
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“Big Brother”

A harsh and brutal look at the control issues surrounding food, diet and weight loss. Do not expect an easy read from the story of Pandora and her big brother Edison. There is nothing easy here. Even when you think... More

Paperback edition
5th February 2014
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“Big Brother”

Big Brother is the first novel I have read by Lionel Shriver. Although it`s a quick read it is very thought provoking and deals with controversial issues. The author raises the issues of relationships within the... More

Hardback edition
17th January 2014
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