Life-Size [Jenefer Shute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Landing in the hospital after starving herself down to a mere sixty-seven pounds . The key to its success is that Jenefer Shute understands the importance of language in the strategies of the anorexic, and turns it to literary. “Life-Size,” Jenefer Shute’s first novel, contributes more to our understanding of the horrors and frustrations of anorexia than it does to the art of.
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A tough subject but treated really well. You may also like. The narrative kenefer genuinely stream lige conscious, shifting seamlessly from past to present and back again. I don’t think many people realize that a person can have a A novel beautifully written from a point of view of an anorexic woman who suffers from eating disorder.
I like to read books that allow me to get inside a character’s head and understand their feelings and this is what this book allowed me to do. To ask other readers questions about Life-Sizeplease sign up.
Then I couldn’t eat for several days, read this book about anorexia on the plane ride home, and alienated my seat neighbor by making embarrassing heaving noises while trying not to cry. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great bu features: One meal consists of a “corpse and a tree; a fluid secreted by bovine mammary glands.
A great book on the torture of eating disorders. Life Science Paperbacks Books in English.
Josie, a graduate student in economics, has starved herself so successfully that her parents have her institutionalized in a clinic for people with eating disorders. Return to Book Page. Through Thick and Thin: Read reviews that mention read this book eating disorders eating disorder josie anorexic treatment hospital shute anorexia abuse feeling fiction flashbacks food guess sense thoughts wanting woman accurate.
This book is one inwhich I intend to read again. Some parts are difficult to read emotionally and can be triggering but it is an honest approach to the subject. Which makes sense because she’s in treatment for an eating disorder. A harrowing and painfully realistic portrait of a young woman whose life is dominated and almost destroyed by her eating disorder.
Books by Jenefer Shute. Jenffer Preview See a Problem? Very interesting to hear her thoughts and catch glimpses of exactly why she is struggling with her emotions and ED. Published August 1st by Avon Books first published April 1st Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books about people with eating disorders, most of them autibiographical. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
Josie isn’t the most likeable person. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The reader doesn’t hope for her recovery or, at a minimum, her improvement.
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The book followed her in-patient treatment at a hospital. Showing of 21 reviews.
Josie doesn’t seem to get better, just a little fatter. As she rages against her hospital treatment, the reader is drawn deep inside the obsessive nightmare in which she is trapped, and from which part of her is now struggling to escape. Otherwise, I highly recommend it. As she rages against her hospital treatment, the reader is drawn deep inside the obsessive nightmare in which she is trapped, and from which part of her is now struggling to escape The media and its portrayal of women is despicable.
About this product Description Josie, the narrator of this first novel, is in the final stages of anorexia. The victim is also the perpetrator, who, in jensfer effort to gain control over a life run amok, marshals the will to at least gain dominion over the increasingly narrow sphere of the body.
Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I have very limited knowledge of anorexia and this book has opened my eyes and mind to the struggles faced by Josie.
Nonetheless, “Life Size” remains a powerful and darkly funny journey into the scary depths of a soul who has lost the connection to the realities of her body, and thus her connection to the world. The French have an expression: I do not like the fact that the author never got to the root of the problem.
Yes, she’s anorexic, but I don’t really care to hear about food and how she feels about it page after page after page. Yes we have all read about anorexia in spades, but this still kept me riveted, and I galloped through it in less than a day. Magazines and sound bites tell us what we should want to look like, sjute we should want to eat, what we should skze to achieve and own. Gobs of congealed grease. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Scary, angry, unapologetic tale of an anorexic near to death.