English | 2019 | Psychological Fiction | ePUB | 2.four MB
The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread used to be harder, but when she may just simply lose a bit of extra weight, most likely she would make the soloists’ listing. Perhaps if she had been lighter, danced higher, attempted tougher, she can be excellent sufficient. Perhaps if she simply ran for another mile, misplaced only one extra pound.
Anna Roux used to be a certified dancer who adopted the person of her goals from Paris to Missouri. There, by myself together with her largest fears – imperfection, failure, loneliness – she spirals down anorexia and melancholy until she weighs a trifling eighty-eight kilos. Forced to hunt remedy, she is admitted as a affected person at 17 Swann Street, a peach red space the place light, fragile girls with life-threatening consuming problems reside. Women like Emm, the veteran; quiet Valerie; Julia, at all times hungry. Together, they will have to battle their illnesses and face six foods an afternoon.
Yara Zgheib’s poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting, intimate adventure of a tender girl’s combat to reclaim her existence. Every chunk reasons nervousness. Every taste induces guilt. And each step Anna takes towards restoration would require energy, staying power, and the toughen of the women at 17 Swann Street.