Life-Size [Jenefer Shute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Landing in the hospital after starving herself down to a mere sixty-seven pounds . The key to its success is that Jenefer Shute understands the importance of language in the strategies of the anorexic, and turns it to literary. “Life-Size,” Jenefer Shute’s first novel, contributes more to our understanding of the horrors and frustrations of anorexia than it does to the art of.

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As she rages against her hospital treatment, the reader is drawn deep inside the obsessive nightmare in which she is trapped, and from which part of her is now struggling to escape.

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The ‘off’ amount and percentage signifies the calculated difference between the seller’s price for the item elsewhere and the seller’s price on eBay. The Jenfer have an expression: Avon Books August 1, Language: I found this book to be very similar to what goes through the minds of eating disordered women I have been one of them; no longer actively restricting but the body image stuff never seems to jeneefer away. She is unapologetic, and strives to starve herself until almost the final pages of the novel this detail will not spoil the book for you, I promise.


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His scores make his case. More discussion of these memories, and fewer descriptions of food, would help us to better understand her current condition. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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I like how realistic this is. It also might be a real eye-opener.

Publication Data Place of Publication. Jan 26, Sophia rated it really liked it. The reader doesn’t hope for her recovery or, at a minimum, her The author did a wonderful job of portraying the mindset of those suffering from anorexia. The media and its portrayal of women is despicable. It’s the line between individual and lovers, friends and children; between functioning in a difficult world and enjoying life, between self-hatred and self-respect. Josie is relentlessly mean-spirited, so alienated that you can hardly feel sorry for her in your haste to get away from her.

Life Science Paperbacks Books in English. Anyways, I thought it was a really well written novel that really gave the reader insight into the disease. This item doesn’t belong on this page. In the end, you might understand Josie, but you still don’t like her; Shute has successfully created a character almost beyond empathy.


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Excellent first person narrative on anorexia. Refresh and try again. To view it, click bg. Ive read this book quite a few times over the past 17 years. Scary, angry, unapologetic tale of an anorexic near to death.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This book was a rock for me as there are so many famous ED quotes in it. You know, this one is actually really good. Write a customer review. Then, you wonder if she recovers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Sep 04, Jodi rated it it was ok Recommended to Jodi by: Lists with This Book.