I couldn’t put down The Sugar Queen thanks to its characters, delicious plot, magical realism, and sensory details.
You’ll get many steamy scenes with descriptions of sex (almost entire in euphemisms), so hold on tight!
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.
A unique coming-of-age novel with diverse characters that meets the criteria for a fat-positive novel.
Hurston was wired by Lippincott stating they wanted to publisher her book. She explains her reaction: “I never expect to have a greater thrill than that wire gave me. You know the feeling when you found your first pubic hair? Greater than that.”
She almost died of “pewmonia,” for instance.
Things are finally going in the direction readers have wanted since Gilbert Blythe called Anne “carrots” and then slid a candy heart as way of apology…
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.”