Life-Size [Jenefer Shute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Landing in the hospital after starving herself down to a mere sixty-seven pounds . The key to its success is that Jenefer Shute understands the importance of language in the strategies of the anorexic, and turns it to literary. “Life-Size,” Jenefer Shute’s first novel, contributes more to our understanding of the horrors and frustrations of anorexia than it does to the art of.

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Life Science Paperbacks Books in English. I loved this novel, and I especially loved the observations of Josie, the anorexic woman at the center of this novel, from whose perspective this story is told.

No ratings or reviews yet. No matter how smart or mature Josie might have been, her s Grade: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I did find it hard to put down as I was so intrigued by Josie’s life and how it was going to progress.


His scores make his case. Dec 13, M. As a social work student with a squeemishness towards eating disorders, by boss at my internship reccommended that I read it as a form of “exposure therapy”. The first-person protagonist is an unlikable person by any standards, but I found that my only feelings were a mixture of pity and empathy. Then I couldn’t eat for several days, read this book about anorexia on the plane ride home, and alienated my seat neighbor by making embar a pretty intense, heartrending novel from the p.


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A harrowing and painfully realistic portrait of a young woman whose life is dominated and almost destroyed by her eating disorder. The narrative is genuinely stream jenefre conscious, shifting seamlessly from past to present and sixe again. It hinted at past abuse, yet I needed more insight and depth on the issues at hand. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, such an interesting read and accurate to reality considering she has not got experience of an ED to reflect on.

The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. I got goosebumps reading about her horrible parents and the callus, burned-out medical staff.

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You want her to eat, to stop counting every calorie, to look at food in a different way, to get the help she needs. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jun 04, Kyra rated it really liked it. While reading the book, I remember a friend of mine from my high school way backwho I suspiciously think is on the same boat as her. Yes, she’s anorexic, but I don’t really care to hear about food and how she feels about it page after page after page. I read it in a single day; I couldn’t put it down!

Interesting look at a young woman struggling with extreme anorexia.

jeenefer Life-size Jenefer Shute Snippet view – Full of descriptions of food that are more reminiscent of “The Cook, The Thief, The Wife and Her Lover” than of “Babette’s Feast,” the worst excretions of both food and jeenfer are graphically juxtaposed in “Life-Size,” leaving the reader with no appetite for either pursuit.

Secondly, the main character was simply unlikeable. I find it quite intense because of the protagonist’s thoughts. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


Life-size by Jenefer Shute (Paperback, 1992)

The writing, while at times sarcastically witty, sounded for the most part like an adult writing and failing to sound like a teen.

One person found this helpful. Jul 28, Milo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Both a cautionary tale and a call to arms for women whose lives are diminished by the tyranny of thinness, this harrowing novel about a young woman’s anguished battle with anorexia is by turns crackling, acrid, and darkly comic.

Why someone would not want to change themselves for the better, to remain with this type of exsistence. But it is adult fiction, not YA fiction, so there’s a reason it’s as long as it is. In between meals that serve as the battleground between patient and staff, Josie drifts in and out of flashbacks and daydreams. Books by Jenefer Shute. Jan 02, Natalee rated it really liked it Shelves: You get the feeling that once she’s back out in the primordial soup, studying economics’ most elegant and parsimonious theories, she’ll undo everything you’ve lived through with her.

Sep 25, Valerie rated it really liked it Recommended to Valerie by: Jul 20, Liz rated it liked it. Product details Mass Market Paperback Publisher:

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