While Edelson’s novel wasn’t inspiring or kind to bodies, it does show the gray areas — love and hate — of relationships fat women have with their bodies. It looks at how losing fat doesn’t change a fat person.
Overall, the writing is superb and the story has many interesting moments, but the focus on Sula and Nel takes away from much of the rich places Morrison could have gone.
Have you ever wondered where a “chicken nipple” is located?
I went through different phases: teacher, archaeologist (a la Indiana Jones), zoologist, doctor, spy, writer.
The collection isn’t only made of “poo stories,” though.
She almost died of “pewmonia,” for instance.
Overall, I didn’t enjoy Anne of Ingleside. The children were boring, the adults rude, and the plot…what plot?
Michalski has a great talent…
L.M.M. uses the titular character sparingly, and instead gives readers a short story collection that will leave them frustrated.
“The other evening Mrs. Sloane was reading a newspaper and she said to Mr. Sloane, ‘I see here that another octogenarian has just died. What IS an octogenarian, Peter?’ And Mr. Sloane said he didn’t know, but they must be very sickly creatures, for you never heard tell of them but they were dying.”