By Ibi Kaslik

Walker & Company, Paperback, 9780802797384, 244pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2007


"Do you ever get hungry? Too hungry to eat?"

Holly's older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late father, this once strong role model and medical student, is gripped by anorexia. Holly, a track star, struggles to keep her own life in balance while coping with the mental and physical deterioration of her beloved sister. Together, they can feel themselves slipping and are holding on for dear life.

This honest look at the special bond between sisters is told from the perspective of both girls, as they alternate narrating each chapter. Gritty and often wryly funny, "Skinny "explores family relationships, love, pain, and the hunger for acceptance that drives all of us.

About the Author
IBI KASLIK is a freelance writer, teacher and journalist, with a master s degree in English Literature from Concordia University. Her short stories have appeared in several literary magazines, including Geist and Matrix. She lives in Toronto.