Shriver, Lionel Big Brother (P.S.)

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Big Brother (P.S.)

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The new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, this is the compelling and confronting story of a sister who risks her marriage to save her morbidly obese brother . When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesn't recognize him. In the four years since the grown siblings last saw one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Worse, Edison's slovenly habits, appalling diet, and know-it-all monologues drive her health-and-fitness freak husband Fletcher insane. After the big blowhard of a brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: it's him or me. Putting her marriage and two adoptive children on the line, Pandora chooses her brother - who, without her support in losing weight, will surely eat himself into an early grave. BIG BROTHER tackles a constellation of issues surrounding obesity: why we overeat, whether extreme diets ever work in the long run, and how we treat overweight people.

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The new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Pandora has looked up to her older brother Edison
since they were children. Now she revels in the anonymity
of her suburban Iowa life, while her brother basks in the
limelight as a New York jazz musician. But when Edison
arrives in Iowa, suddenly in need of a place to stay, Pandora
literally doesn’t recognize him. The once slim, hip pianist
has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened?

Soon Edison’s appalling diet and know-it-all monologues
are driving Pandora and her husband Fletcher insane.
And it’s only a matter of time before Fletcher delivers
his wife an ultimatum, it’s him or me.

With Shriver’s distinctive wit and ferocious energy,
Big Brother not only examines why we overeat, but asks
more pressingly still: just how much should you sacrifice
for someone who refuses to be saved?

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‘Glorious, fearless … possibly her very best’ OBSERVER

‘Her best novel yet’ INDEPENDENT

‘A brilliant writer. She has a strong, clear and strangely seductive voice. The characters are strong . . . so moving it will make you want to gasp or cry’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Piercingly bleak in tone and formally original in execution . . . reminding us, not a moment too soon, that Shriver is a novelist as well as a polemicist’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘From the start I was gripped. Once again, Shriver has provided much food for thought’ DAILY MAIL

‘Lionel Shriver’s Big Brother has the muscle to overpower its readers. It is a conversation piece of impressive heft’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘Big Brother finds the funny – and the pathos – in fat’
USA TODAY

‘Brilliantly done’ EVENING STANDARD

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