English | 2019 | Psychological Fiction | ePUB | 2.four MB
The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was once 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 could be excellent sufficient. Perhaps if she simply ran for another mile, misplaced only one extra pound.
Anna Roux was once a certified dancer who adopted the person of her desires from Paris to Missouri. There, by myself along with her greatest fears – imperfection, failure, loneliness – she spirals down anorexia and despair until she weighs an insignificant eighty-eight kilos. Forced to hunt remedy, she is admitted as a affected person at 17 Swann Street, a peach red area the place light, fragile ladies with life-threatening consuming problems reside. Women like Emm, the veteran; quiet Valerie; Julia, at all times hungry. Together, they should battle their sicknesses and face six foods an afternoon.
Yara Zgheib’s poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting, intimate adventure of a tender lady’s battle to reclaim her existence. Every chew reasons nervousness. Every taste induces guilt. And each step Anna takes towards restoration would require energy, staying power, and the beef up of the women at 17 Swann Street.