The Middlesteins (Ebook)

Jami Attenberg

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A moving, hilarious, and deeply perceptive novel of universal themes: family, love and greed.

"The Middlesteins had me from its very first pages" - Jonathan Franzen

Edie and Richard have been married for over thirty years, living in the Chicago suburbs. Everyone who knew them-even their own children Robin and Benny-agreed that Edie was a tough woman to love, but no one expected Richard to walk out on her, especially not in her condition. Edie is fifty-nine years old, she weighs 300 pounds, and her doctors have told her she'll die if she doesn't stop eating.

As Richard is shut out by the family and seeks solace in the world of internet dating, Robin is dragged back from the city and forced to rebuild a relationship with her mother. Meanwhile Benny and his neurotic wife Rachelle try to take control of the situation. But have any of them stopped to think about whether Edie really wants to be saved?

Written with sly humour, warmth and great insight, The Middlesteins is a novel about what it means to be part of a family.

Publication date: 07/02/2013

£5.99

ISBN: 9781847659439

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction

The Middlesteins (Paperback)

Jami Attenberg

A moving, hilarious, and deeply perceptive novel of universal themes: family, love and greed.

"The Middlesteins had me from its very first pages" - Jonathan Franzen

Edie and Richard have been married for over thirty years, living in the Chicago suburbs. Everyone who knew them-even their own children Robin and Benny-agreed that Edie was a tough woman to love, but no one expected Richard to walk out on her, especially not in her condition. Edie is fifty-nine years old, she weighs 300 pounds, and her doctors have told her she'll die if she doesn't stop eating.

As Richard is shut out by the family and seeks solace in the world of internet dating, Robin is dragged back from the city and forced to rebuild a relationship with her mother. Meanwhile Benny and his neurotic wife Rachelle try to take control of the situation. But have any of them stopped to think about whether Edie really wants to be saved?

Written with sly humour, warmth and great insight, The Middlesteins is a novel about what it means to be part of a family.

Publication date: 05/09/2013

£7.99

ISBN: 9781846689352

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction

Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg is the author of a story collection, Instant Love, and the novels The Kept Man, The Melting Season, All Grown Up, Saint Mazie and The Middlesteins, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. She has been published in sixteen languages. She lives in New Orleans. Follow her @jamiattenberg

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