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Manger l'autre : roman / Ananda Devi.

Author/Creator:
Devi, Ananda, author.
Publication:
Paris : Bernard Grasset, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
216 pages ; 21 cm
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Subjects:
Obesity -- Fiction.
Body image -- Fiction.
Consumption (Economics) -- Fiction.
Body image.
Consumption (Economics).
Obesity.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Summary:
A teenage girl, born obese, eats, grows and isolates herself. Her mother runs away, horrified by her child. Her classmates photograph her tirelessly to feed the great eye of the internet. Her father, convinced that she would have devoured her twin in utero, cooks for hours to feed "his princesses." Alone, frightened by this monstrous body, she tries to understand who she really is. When she accidentally encounters love and experiences other pleasures of the flesh, she finally seems to be able to accept herself. But does the ordeal have an end for "different" beings? A tale of devoration and a novel of excess, the book is an allegory of our society's eagerness to consume, obsession with the cult of thinness and conformity. With strength, virtuosity, and humor, Ananda Devi breaks the taboo of the body and exposes the horror of a character who mirrors our violently intrusive and absurdly consumerist world. (Adapted from translation of French text on back cover)
ISBN:
9782246813453
224681345X
OCLC:
1019615022