HUNGER - A MEMOIR OF (MY) BODY
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HUNGER - A MEMOIR OF (MY) BODY

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'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.' New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined," Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties-including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life-and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn't yet been told but needs to be.



Genres : Littérature générale > Biographie / Témoignage littéraire > Autobiographie / Mémoires / Journal intime

  • ISBN

    9781472153791

  • Beschikbaarheid

    Beschikbaar

  • Aantal pagina's

    288 Pagina's

  • lengte

    19.7 cm

  • breedte

    12.7 cm

  • Bestandsgrootte

    226 g

  • Verdeler

    Olf

  • Formaat

    Poche

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay est née à Omaha, dans le
Nebraska, en 1974, d'une famille haïtienne.
Elle aborde dans tous ses ouvrages des
thématiques qui lui sont chères : identité
sexuelle, racisme et conflits de classe.
Après l'incontournable Bad Feminist,
Hunger est lui aussi enfin publié en France.

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