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Fiction: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

Big Brother book coverPandora lives in Iowa, owns a small business, and has a guest room that is about to be occupied by her brother – the idol of her younger years – Edison. When Pandora goes to the airport to pick up Edison, she sees that he has gotten bigger. Now 400 pounds, Edison seems intent on killing himself with food. After a two-month stay, Pandora has to choose between saving her marriage and saving her brother, if either can be done at all. Lionel Shriver is known for her reflective, issue-driven, contemporary fiction. In Big Brother, Shriver passionately, kindly dissects the American obesity epidemic and how one family chooses to stop participating in it.

By Readers' Advisor on January 30, 2014 Categories: Books

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