Hunger: A Memory of (My) Body av Roxane Gay

Nummer: 8819
Titel: Hunger: A Memory of (My) Body
Författare: Roxane Gay
Förlag: Corsair
Utgivningsår: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4721-5111-7
Betyg: 4 av 5

Bokens första mening:
Every body has a story and a history.

Om boken:
”I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”

Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as ”wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties-including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life-and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

Min åsikt:
Fantastisk, stark & tänkvärd!

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