If you’re looking for a light read about a modern woman navigating two worlds and an abusive mother, Yi Shun Lai’s book is for you. Yes, I know that sounds like an oxymoron.
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.”
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.
When you erase the fat and leave the girl, you’re still not getting much person.
Have you ever wondered where a “chicken nipple” is located?
To whom would this book appeal other than Ehrenreich herself?
The familiar “she’s like a comfortable shoe” theme.
American readers see what’s unusual, and the details are enough to make the story’s setting and characters vividly “other.”
An impressive part of Hirsch’s stories is her knowledge of physics.