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Publisher Description

Big Brother is a striking novel about siblings, marriage, and obesity from Lionel Shriver, the acclaimed author the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin.
 
For Pandora, cooking is a form of love. Alas, her husband, Fletcher, a self-employed high-end cabinetmaker, now spurns the “toxic” dishes that he’d savored through their courtship, and spends hours each day to manic cycling. Then, when Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the airport, she doesn’t recognize him. In the years since they’ve seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? After Edison has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: It’s him or me.

Rich with Shriver’s distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat: an issue both social and excruciatingly personal. 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
June 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

나나1975 ,

Mesmerizing

Best story in many years.

Usher111 ,

Eeehhhh

I thought this book was well written but was not mesmerized with this it at all! The ending was a big disappointment to a book I was already luke warm about....don't recommend. Didn't connect or feel for the characters either.

Rapha Fan ,

Unappetizing!!

While certainly not the worst book I've ever read, Big Brother never pulled me in and then further disappointed me with the ending. Kind of like cheating while on a diet - never as good as you think it will be!!

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