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Lightness by Fanie Demeule , Translated by Anita Anand

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Told with startling, unapologetic honesty and in a haunting, minimalist style, Lightness is the story of a young woman’s profound sense of alienation, beginning with her own physical body and its desires. In this original and moving take on anorexia, we go deep into the mind of the narrator as she carries out her secret, prolonged hunger strike against the constraints of her life.

The original French version of Lightness (Déterrer les os) won the Best First Novel Prize at the Biennale littéraire des Cèdres in 2018 and was adapted for stage at the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui in Montreal.

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English

Fiction

2020

9781773900520

Linda Leith Publishing

Montreal

2020

85

softcover