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Big Brother - A Novel

Lionel Shriver

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin comes a striking new novel about siblings, marriage, and obesity. When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesn't recognize him. In the four years since the siblings last saw each other, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? And it's not just the weight. Imposing himself on Pandora's world, Edison breaks her husband Fletcher's handcrafted furniture, makes overkill breakfasts for the family, and entices her stepson not only to forgo college but to drop out of high school. After the brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: It's him or me. Putting her marriage and adopted family on the line, Pandora chooses her brother-who, without her support in losing weight, will surely eat himself into an early grave. Rich with Shriver's distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat-an issue both social and excruciatingly personal. It asks just how much we'll sacrifice to rescue single members of our families, and whether it's ever possible to save loved ones from themselves.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alice Rosengard

Length:

13h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

40:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

51:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

58:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:56