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The Middlesteins / Jami Attenberg.

Attenberg, Jami, (author.).

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  • 23 of 23 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781455507214
  • ISBN: 1455507210
  • Physical Description: 273 pages (hardcover) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Grand Central Publishing / Hachette Book Group, [2012]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason, it seems: Edie's enormous girth. She's obsessed with food--thinking about it, eating it--and if she doesn't stop, she won't have much longer to live. When Richard abandons his wife, it is up to the next generation to take control. Robin, their schoolteacher daughter, is determined that her father pay for leaving Edie. Benny, an easy-going, pot-smoking family man, just wants to smooth things over. And Rachelle-- a whippet thin perfectionist-- is intent on saving her mother-in-law's life, but this task proves even bigger than planning her twin children's spectacular b'nai mitzvah party. Through it all, they wonder: do Edie's devastating choices rest on her shoulders alone, or are others at fault, too? With pitch-perfect prose, huge compassion, and sly humor, Jami Attenberg has given us an epic story of marriage, family, and obsession. The Middlesteins explores the hopes and heartbreaks of new and old love, the yearnings of Midwestern America, and our devastating, fascinating preoccupation with food.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Middle West > Fiction.
Jewish families > Fiction.
Eating disorders > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Jewish.
FICTION / Family Life.

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