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Big Brother

A Novel

By Lionel Shriver

Big Brother is a striking novel about siblings, marriage, and obesity from Lionel Shriver, the acclaimed author the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin.
 
For Pandora, cooking is a form of love. Alas, her husband, Fletcher, a self-employed high-end cabinetmaker, now spurns the “toxic” dishes that he’d savored through their courtship, and spends hours each day to manic cycling. Then, when Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the airport, she doesn’t recognize him. In the years since they’ve seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? After Edison 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: an issue both social and excruciatingly personal. 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.

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ISBN

0061458570


Format: Book
Author: Shriver, Lionel
Summary: When her massively overweight brother, a once slim, hip New York Jazz pianist, comes for a visit, Pandora is forced to choose between her exercise fanatic husband and her brother, who desperately needs her support in losing weight.
Title: Big brother : a novel / Lionel Shriver.
Publisher Date: New York : Harper, c2013.
Subject: Brothers and sisters -- Fiction Obesity -- Fiction.
Isbn: 0061458570 9780061458576
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Shriver
Oclc: 813286796
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Bib Id: 434223

Format: Book
Author: Shriver, Lionel
Summary: When her massively overweight brother, a once slim, hip New York Jazz pianist, comes for a visit, Pandora is forced to choose between her exercise fanatic husband and her brother, who desperately needs her support in losing weight.
Title: Big brother : a novel / Lionel Shriver.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harper, c2013.
Description: 373 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Subjects: Obesity -- Fiction.
Other Author: Mendelson, Dana, ill.
ISBN: 0061458570
ISBN: 9780061458576
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Shriver