Fiction Jillian Medoff Hungerpoint

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Hungerpoint

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"My parents may love me, but I also know they view me as a houseguest who is turning a weekend stay into an all-expense-paid, lifelong residency, and who (to their horror) constantly forgets to flush the toilet and shut off the lights."

Twenty-six-year-old Frannie Hunter has just moved back home. Bright, wry, blunt, and irreverent, she invites you to witness her family's unraveling. Her Harvard-bound sister is anorexic, her mother is having an affair, her father is obsessed with the Food Network, her grandfather wants to plan her wedding (even though she has no fiance, let alone a steady boyfriend), and, to top it off, Frannie is a waitress who wears a dirty duck apron and serves plates of fried cheese to her ex-boyfriend's parents.

By turns wickedly funny and heartbreakingly bittersweet, Hunger Point chronicles Frannie's triumph over her own self-destructive tendencies, and offers a powerful exploration of the complex relationships that bind together a contemporary American family. You will never forget Frannie, a "sultry, suburban Holden Caulfield," who critics have called "the most fully realized character to come along in years," (Paper) and you'll never forget Hunger Point, an utterly original novel that stuns with its amazing insights and dazzles with its fresh, distinctive voice.

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?Recklessly candid.?New York Times ?Wonderfully obsessive...bitterly funny.?Vanity Fair ?This fine first novel is so winning and funny, you?ll laugh instead of cry.?Mademoiselle ?Memorable...Frannie [is an] appealing character whose story is engaging.?Publishers Weekly ?[Hunger Point] confronts the terrors of anorexia and other modern ills with empathy and understanding.?People

"Wonderfully obsessive...bitterly funny." -- Vanity Fair

"Recklessly candid." -- New York Times

"[Hunger Point] confronts the terrors of anorexia and other modern ills with empathy and understanding."--People

"Wonderfully obsessive...bitterly funny."--Vanity Fair

"Recklessly candid."--New York Times

"Memorable...Frannie [is an] appealing character whose story is engaging."--Publishers Weekly

"This fine first novel is so winning and funny, you'll laugh instead of cry."--Mademoiselle

Wonderfully obsessive...bitterly funny. --Vanity Fair"

Recklessly candid. --New York Times"

This fine first novel is so winning and funny, you ll laugh instead of cry. --Mademoiselle"

Memorable...Frannie [is an] appealing character whose story is engaging. --Publishers Weekly"

[Hunger Point] confronts the terrors of anorexia and other modern ills with empathy and understanding. --People"

Synopsis:

Food has always been an obsession to the women in Frannie's family. Being sent to Weight Watchers at the age of ten, having a mother who talks incessantly about food and watching her sister suffering an eating disorder has left Frannie a sarcastic and confused woman.

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