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Big Brother (eBook)
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eBook (ePUB) Published: 09/05/2013

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The new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin. When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesn't recognize him. The once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Soon Edison's slovenly habits, appalling diet, and know-it-all monologues are driving Pandora and her fitness-freak husband Fletcher insane. After the brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: it's him or me. Rich with Shriver's distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat: why we overeat and whether extreme diets ever really work. It asks just how much sacrifice we'll make to save single members of our families, and whether it's ever possible to save loved ones from themselves.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007481651

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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 read”

As a man who put on a lot of weight through a difficult time in my life and this was noticed by my family during an Xmas visit i certainly could relate to this book. It is very interesting and had helped motivate me... More

Hardback edition
20th April 2013
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