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Homer Public Library F SULLIVAN 000167127 New Books Place on copy / volume Checked out 02/09/2023

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  • ISBN: 9781324091424
  • ISBN: 132409141X
  • ISBN: 9781324091417
  • Physical Description: 266 pages ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2022]

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Summary, etc.: "Exquisitely compassionate and witty, Big Girl traces the intergenerational hungers and desires of Black womanhood, as told through the unforgettable voice of Malaya Clondon. In her highly anticipated debut novel, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan explores the perils--and undeniable beauty--of insatiable longing. Growing up in a rapidly changing Harlem, eight-year-old Malaya hates when her mother drags her to Weight Watchers meetings; she'd rather paint alone in her bedroom or enjoy forbidden street foods with her father. For Malaya, the pressures of her predominantly white Upper East Side prep school are relentless, as are the expectations passed down from her painfully proper mother and sharp-tongued grandmother. As she comes of age in the 1990s, she finds solace in the music of Biggie Smalls and Aaliyah, but her weight continues to climb--until a family tragedy forces her to face the source of her hunger, ultimately shattering her inherited stigmas surrounding women's bodies, and embracing her own desire. Written with vibrant lyricism shot through with tenderness, Big Girl announces Sullivan as an urgent and vital voice in contemporary fiction"--
Subject: Obesity in children Fiction
African American children Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Life change events Fiction
Body size Fiction
Body image Social aspects Fiction
Family members
Genre: Romans.
Novels.
Bildungsromans.
Novels.
Fictional Work.