ISBN 9780007271108,Big Brother

Big Brother


The Borough Press



The Borough Press

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780007271108

ISBN-10 0007271107


Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)


When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesnt recognize him. The once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Soon Edisons slovenly habits, appalling diet and know-it all monologues are driving Pandora and her fitness-freak husband Fletcher insane. After the brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: its him or me. Rich with Shrivers distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat: why we overeat and whether extreme diets ever really work. It asks just how much sacrifice well make to save single members of our families and whether its ever possible to save loved ones from themselves. About the Author Lionel Shrivers novels include the National Book Award finalist So Much for That, the New York Times bestseller, The Post - Birthday World and the international bestseller We need to talk about kevin. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian and the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.