The Resource Supper club : a novel, Lara Williams

Supper club : a novel, Lara Williams

Label
Supper club : a novel
Title
Supper club
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lara Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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? Roberta spends her life trying not to take up space. At almost thirty, she is adrift and alienated from life. Stuck in a mindless job and reluctant to pursue her passion for food, she suppresses her appetite and recedes to the corners of rooms. But 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 transgressive and joyous 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. For these women, each extraordinary yet unfulfilled, the club is a way to explore, discover, and push the boundaries of the space they take up in the world. Yet as the club expands, growing 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. Devastatingly perceptive and savagely funny, Supper Club is an essential coming-of-age story for our times
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Lara
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6123.I55254
LC item number
S87 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Hunger
  • Body image in women
  • Self-realization in women
Target audience
adult
Label
Supper club : a novel, Lara Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780735237728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1079839173
  • (OCoLC)1079839173
Label
Supper club : a novel, Lara Williams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780735237728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1079839173
  • (OCoLC)1079839173

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