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The Art of Starving - A Novel

Sam J. Miller

“Matt toes the line between expiration and enlightenment, sparing no detail of his twisted, antagonistic relationship with his body. [His] sarcastic, biting wit keeps readers rooting for him and hoping for his recovery. A dark and lovely tale of supernatural vengeance and self-destruction.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Matt is an admirably strong character who is out and proud, brilliant, creative, and determined to survive... Miller’s creative portrait of a complex and sympathetic individual will provide a welcome mirror for kindred spirits.” — Booklist (starred review) “Matt is a master at suppressing his urges, but there is nothing romantic about debut novelist Miller’s portrayal of anorexia... discussion of Matt’s future is brutally honest. As Matt’s body deteriorates and his ‘powers’ reach new levels, readers must decide for themselves what is and isn’t real.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “One of the most important books of the year… How different, and how beautiful, our world would be if we could take its lesson of empathy to heart.” — B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog “An extraordinarily vital and necessary book that deals with underrepresented characters, discussions of toxic masculinity, and the effects of bullying in raw and effective ways . . . the overall message of devotion and self-acceptance is beautifully told.” — Romantic Times BOOKclub “Funny, haunting, beautiful, relentless and powerful, The Art of Starving is a classic in the making.” — Book Riot “Miller’s powerful, provocative and daring work forces readers to question reality and how much of our world is shaped by what we see.” — Shelf Awareness “This book is an ache, a bruise, a slaughterhouse of a love story; every word is a blow, but every blow is an anthem. This is what truth feels and smells and tastes like, and it’s one magnificent monster.” — Margaret Stohl, bestselling author of the Beautiful Creatures series “Beautifully rendered. This novel will break your heart and heal it again.” — Coretta Scott-King Award and Newbe

“Matt toes the line between expiration and enlightenment, sparing no detail of his twisted, antagonistic relationship with his body. [His] sarcastic, biting wit keeps readers rooting for him and hoping for his recovery. A dark and lovely tale of supernatural vengeance and self-destruction.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Matt is an admirably strong character who is out and proud, brilliant, creative, and determined to survive... Miller’s creative portrait of a complex and sympathetic individual will provide a welcome mirror for kindred spirits.” — Booklist (starred review) “Matt is a master at suppressing his urges, but there is nothing romantic about debut novelist Miller’s portrayal of anorexia... discussion of Matt’s future is brutally honest. As Matt’s body deteriorates and his ‘powers’ reach new levels, readers must decide for themselves what is and isn’t real.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “One of the most important books of the year… How different, and how beautiful, our world would be if we could take its lesson of empathy to heart.” — B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog “An extraordinarily vital and necessary book that deals with underrepresented characters, discussions of toxic masculinity, and the effects of bullying in raw and effective ways . . . the overall message of devotion and self-acceptance is beautifully told.” — Romantic Times BOOKclub “Funny, haunting, beautiful, relentless and powerful, The Art of Starving is a classic in the making.” — Book Riot “Miller’s powerful, provocative and daring work forces readers to question reality and how much of our world is shaped by what we see.” — Shelf Awareness “This book is an ache, a bruise, a slaughterhouse of a love story; every word is a blow, but every blow is an anthem. This is what truth feels and smells and tastes like, and it’s one magnificent monster.” — Margaret Stohl, bestselling author of the Beautiful Creatures series “Beautifully rendered. This novel will break your heart and heal it again.” — Coretta Scott-King Award and Newbe
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“Matt toes the line between expiration and enlightenment, sparing no detail of his twisted, antagonistic relationship with his body. [His] sarcastic, biting wit keeps readers rooting for him and hoping for his recovery. A dark and lovely tale of supernatural vengeance and self-destruction.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Matt is an admirably strong character who is out and proud, brilliant, creative, and determined to survive... Miller’s creative portrait of a complex and sympathetic individual will provide a welcome mirror for kindred spirits.” — Booklist (starred review) “Matt is a master at suppressing his urges, but there is nothing romantic about debut novelist Miller’s portrayal of anorexia... discussion of Matt’s future is brutally honest. As Matt’s body deteriorates and his ‘powers’ reach new levels, readers must decide for themselves what is and isn’t real.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “One of the most important books of the year… How different, and how beautiful, our world would be if we could take its lesson of empathy to heart.” — B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog “An extraordinarily vital and necessary book that deals with underrepresented characters, discussions of toxic masculinity, and the effects of bullying in raw and effective ways . . . the overall message of devotion and self-acceptance is beautifully told.” — Romantic Times BOOKclub “Funny, haunting, beautiful, relentless and powerful, The Art of Starving is a classic in the making.” — Book Riot “Miller’s powerful, provocative and daring work forces readers to question reality and how much of our world is shaped by what we see.” — Shelf Awareness “This book is an ache, a bruise, a slaughterhouse of a love story; every word is a blow, but every blow is an anthem. This is what truth feels and smells and tastes like, and it’s one magnificent monster.” — Margaret Stohl, bestselling author of the Beautiful Creatures series “Beautifully rendered. This novel will break your heart and heal it again.” — Coretta Scott-King Award and Newbe

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Phelan

Length:

8h 20m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

16:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

21:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:50