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This ambitious, ribald, and extremely honest first novel attempts to unravel the familial and social pressures that drive two sisters into a life of serious food abuse. One survives, the other doesn't. Frannie, though she does not succumb completely to anorexia, is near the breaking point, and Hunger Point takes us along on her painful and often funny emotional odyssey of rebirth, detailed with her family's embattled love and her own self-loathing. Food is not the only matter of the body that is treated brilliantly; the author's soul-baring depiction of both the miseries and pleasures of sex from a woman's point of view is unforgettable and occasionally terrifying. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Unfortunately, until women stop mistaking food for love and thinness for perfection, stories such as this one will need to be told. Equally unfortunately, the telling is flawed despite the story's importance. Narrator Frannie Hunter recounts the disturbing story of her sister's anorexia and suicide, her parent's broken marriage, and her own obsession with food and men. Although confronting enough conflict to fill a dysfunctional family circus, Frannie most often reacts by sleeping, whining, or crying?all understandable psychological responses but ones that do nothing for the dramatic tension of the novel. Striving for realism, Medoff manages only to be mundane. A more dynamic heroine would have focused an otherwise commendable first novel.?Yvette Weller Olson, City Univ. Lib., Seattle
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This has always been one of my favorite books. I just ordered a third copy because my first one disappeared and I ordered one as a gift for someone else. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Texas Detective
Interesting read but somewhat depressing...ending was open ended and appeared to leave opening for a sequelPublished 8 months ago by happy customer
I love Jillian Medoff's books. This one was especially interesting because the protagonist was so complex.Published 8 months ago by Louise R. Fitzgerald
the book was amazing until I realized it just ended....needed an extra chapter. great book otherwise. would recommend to anyonePublished 18 months ago by Amy
I thought this was an awesome book and couldn't put it down! One of the best things about it was that it felt raw and real rather than fake and predictable. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by StephaLynn
Frannie Hunter is twenty-six years old. She's moved back with her adulteress mother and emotionally absent father after being fired/laid off from multiple jobs. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Pink Amy
Found book very slow and a little depressing I read for enjoyment and relaxation Dont enjoy reading books of this sort Didn't finish bookPublished on February 10, 2013 by JACQUELINE VENTIERE
This book was like a literary long march. I was bored and turned each page hoping vainly for better. Skip it.Published on December 27, 2012 by Amazon Customer