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  • ISBN: 9780525539582
  • ISBN: 0525539581
  • ISBN: 9780340935408
  • ISBN: 0340935405
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

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"A sharply intelligent and intimate debut novel about a secret society of hungry young women who meet after dark and feast to reclaim their appetites--and their physical spaces--that posits the question: if you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into?" -- Provided by publisher.
Almost thirty, Roberta is stuck in a mindless job and reluctant to pursue her passion for food. When she meets Stevie, a spirited and effervescent artist, their intense friendship sparks a change in Roberta, a shift in her desire for more. Together, they invent the Supper Club, a collective of women who gather to celebrate, rather than admonish, their hungers. They gather after dark and feast until they are sick; they break into private buildings and leave carnage in their wake; they embrace their changing bodies; they stop apologizing. The club is a way to explore, discover, and push the boundaries of the space they take up in the world. But as it grows both in size and rebellion, Roberta is forced to reconcile herself to the desire and vulnerabilities of the body-- and the past she has worked so hard to repress. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    When Roberta's best friend and roommate Stevie suggests they parlay Roberta's considerable cooking talents to hosting women-only dinner parties, it just makes sense: what could violate social convention more than women coming together to indulge their hunger and take up space? They dumpster-dive for ingredients, rent out a shuttered restaurant, and let the orgiastic meals unfold. Word-of-mouth spreads, their ranks grow, the drugs flow, and the venues get less legal. The wild, late-night feasts punctuate Roberta's self-reckoning on the precipice of 30, as she recalls being both acutely and profoundly victimized by men during her college years. When a friend from back then becomes her first real boyfriend, Roberta is caught between two free-for-alls—love and marriage with Adnan, female liberation forever with Stevie—and is feeling anything but free. English author Williams' U.S. debut story collection, A Selfie as Big as the Ritz (2017), introduced a keen chronicler of contemporary women's lives; her sly, perceptive first novel does it one better, and offers food for thought on the sorts of love (and sorts of women) that society doesn't accommodate. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lara Williams is the author of the short story collection A Selfie as Big as the Ritz, and her writing has been featured in The Guardian, The Independent, Vice, the Times Literary Supplement, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is featured in Best British Short Stories 2017. She writes and teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. She lives in Manchester, England.

Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Hunger > Fiction.
Body image in women > Fiction.
Self-realization in women > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Genre: Novels.

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