Hunger Point (Paperback)

By Jillian Medoff

Harper Perennial, 9780060989231, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2017



" An] unusually honest, painfully funny novel about a tight-knit family's struggle." --Entertainment Weekly

"My parents may love me, but I also know they view me as a houseguest who is turning a weekend stay into an all-expense-paid, lifelong residency, and who (to their horror) constantly forgets to flush the toilet and shut off the lights."

Twenty-six-year-old Frannie Hunter has just moved back home. Bright, wry, blunt, and irreverent, she invites you to witness her family's unraveling. Her Harvard-bound sister is anorexic, her mother is having an affair, her father is obsessed with the Food Network, and her grandfather wants to plan her wedding (even though she has no fianc , let alone a steady boyfriend).

By turns wickedly funny and heartbreakingly bittersweet, Hunger Point chronicles Frannie's triumph over her own self-destructive tendencies, and offers a powerful exploration of the complex relationships that bind together a contemporary American family. You will never forget Frannie, a "sultry, suburban Holden Caulfield," whom critics have called "the most fully realized character to come along in years," (Paper) nor will you forget Hunger Point, an utterly original novel that stuns with its amazing insights and dazzles with its fresh, distinctive voice.

Praise For Hunger Point

“Wonderfully obsessive...bitterly funny.”
-Vanity Fair

“Recklessly candid.”
-New York Times

“This fine first novel is so winning and funny, you’ll laugh instead of cry.”

“Memorable...Frannie [is an] appealing character whose story is engaging.”
-Publishers Weekly

“[Hunger Point] confronts the terrors of anorexia and other modern ills with empathy and understanding.”