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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It hinted at past abuse, yet I needed more insight and depth on the issues at hand. A great book on the torture of eating disorders. Copyright Los Angeles Times. No trivia or quizzes yet. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. No one ever said you had to like the lifd character in a novel, but it sure helps, especially if you’re trapped in a snute room for several weeks with her, and the food is bad.
The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. It was written very poetically and honestly.
You want her to get better. The memories don’t cohere into anything more than self-hatred.
Very interesting to hear her thoughts and catch glimpses of exactly why she is struggling with her emotions and ED. Her habits around food, how it all began. In between meals that serve as the battleground between patient and staff, Josie drifts in and out of flashbacks and daydreams. Life-Size by Jenefer Shute. Anorexia is the perfect crime. I didn’t really care if she got better; I just wanted the book to end. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
Josie isn’t the most likeable person.
There are vague flashbacks throughout the book to Please try again later. I’m so glad I borrowed this from the lending library.
The book followed her in-patient treatment at a hospital. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books about people with eating disorders, most of them autibiographical.
Apr 26, Gina rated it it was amazing. Memories of an overbearing mother, an ambiguous sexual relationship with her father, and an adolescent’s typically appalling first encounters with love and lust help to explain the cold detachment of the voice in the hospital bed, disembodied in every sense of the word. Life-Size Jenefer Shute No preview available – jdnefer Interesting look at a young woman struggling with extreme anorexia.
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Avon Books August 1, Language: Shute’s very descriptive writing really caught the self-loathing and anger a person suffers wize this disorder. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I think this was beautifully written, staying mainly within the character’s head and nowhere else.
Some parts are difficult to read emotionally and can be triggering but it is an honest approach to the subject. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. See all 3 pre-owned listings.