Skinny

By Diana Spechler
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780062020369, 337pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

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Description

After her father's death, twenty-six-year-old Gray Lachmann findsherself compulsively eating. Desperate to stop bingeing, she abandonsher life in New York City for a job at a southern weight-losscamp. There, caught among the warring egos of her devious co-counselor, Sheena; the self-aggrandizing camp director, Lewis; his attractive assistant, Bennett; and a throng of combative teenage campers, she is confronted by acaptivating mystery: her teenage half-sister, Eden, whom Gray never knewexisted. Now, while unraveling her father's lies, Gray must tackle her ownself-deceptions and take control of her body and her life.

Visceral, poignant, and often wickedly funny, Skinny illuminates a youngwoman's struggle to make sense of the link between hunger and emotion, andto make peace with her demons, her body, and herself.




About the Author
Diana Spechler received her MFA from the University of Montana and was a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University from 2004 to 2005. Her fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, Moment, Lilith, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City.


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  1. Skinny explores the relationship between food and emotions. What is the connection between hunger and longing? Why do you think Gray immediately turned to food after her father's death?

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