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Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
  

Big Brother

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Once again Shriver takes on a contentious topic head-on. In the case of Big Brother it is the effects on a family of a morbidly obese ‘big brother'. Rich with Shriver's distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat: why we overeat and whether extreme diets ever really work. 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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If you like Lionel Shriver you might also like to read books by Jane Hamilton, Anita Shreve and Simon Lelic.

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Synopsis

Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

The new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin. When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesn't recognize him. The once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Soon Edison's slovenly habits, appalling diet, and know-it-all monologues are driving Pandora and her fitness-freak husband Fletcher insane. After the brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: it's him or me.

Reviews

Praise for Big Brother: 'Shriver proves she is not afraid of anything
OBSERVER

'If Jodi Picoult has her finger on the zeitgeist, Shriver has her hands around its throat'
WASHINGTON POST

'Shriver has the kind of cojones few English-language novelists possess, male or female'
GLOBE

& MAIL 'Her work is all the more valuable for its flagrant defiance of political correctness
THE TIMES Praise for Lionel Shriver:

'She is one of the most magnetically compelling writers working today. Witty, caustic and worldly'
WALL STREET JOURNAL

'It takes guts to write a satire about terrorism - and Lionel Shriver has guts. Shriver is an incisive social satirist with a clear grip on the ironies of our contemporary age'
LA TIMES

'Shriver has the kind of cojones few English-language novelists possess, male or female'
GLOBE

& MAIL 'Written with intelligence, wit and pizzazz
DAILY MAIL

'Shriver has a wicked eye, a sharp tongue, and a refreshing distance from her characters that makes her work distinctive and distinguished'
BOSTON GLOBE

About the Author

Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver's novels include the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, which won the 2005 Orange Prize and has now sold over a million copies worldwide. Other books include Double Fault, A Perfectly Good Family, and So Much for That. Lionel’s novels have been translated into twenty-five different languages and. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She lives in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th May 2013

Author

Lionel Shriver

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780007271092

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