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The girls at 17 Swann Street [electronic resource] / Yara Zgheib.

Zgheib, Yara, (author.). Maarleveld, Saskia, (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781250314185 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1250314186 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 50 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio, 2019.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Saskia Maarleveld.
Summary, etc.:
Yara Zgheib's poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting portrait of a young woman's struggle with anorexia on an intimate journey to reclaim her life. The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, and the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists' list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough. Perhaps if she just ran for one more mile, lost just one more pound. Anna Roux was a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. There, alone with her biggest fears - imperfection, failure, loneliness - she spirals down anorexia and depression till she weighs a mere eighty-eight pounds. Forced to seek treatment, she is admitted as a patient at 17 Swann Street, a peach pink house where pale, fragile women with life-threatening eating disorders live. Women like Emm, the veteran; quiet Valerie; Julia, always hungry. Together, they must fight their diseases and face six meals a day. Every bite causes anxiety. Every flavor induces guilt. And every step Anna takes toward recovery will require strength, endurance, and the support of the girls at 17 Swann Street.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Anorexia nervosa > Fiction.
Dancers > Fiction.
Depression, Mental > Fiction.
Failure (Psychology) > Fiction.

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