Milk Fed

Author:   Melissa Broder
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781408897102


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   02 February 2021
Format:   Paperback
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A scathingly funny, wildly erotic and fiercely imaginative story about food, sex and god from the Women's Prize longlisted author of The Pisces A STYLIST, INDEPENDENT, THE WEEK AND RED HIGHLIGHT FOR 2021 'Sexy and fun and a little weird ... This riot of carnal pleasure will make you laugh as well as gasp' The Times 'A revelation ... Melissa Broder has produced one of the strangest and sexiest novels of the new year ... Exhilarating' Entertainment Weekly 'A luscious, heartbreaking story of self-discovery through the relentless pursuit of desire. I couldn't get enough of this devastating and extremely sexy book' Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties Rachel is twenty-four, a lapsed Jew who has made calorie restriction her religion. By day, she maintains an illusion of control by way of obsessive food rituals. At night, she pedals nowhere on the elliptical machine. Then Rachel meets Miriam, a young Orthodox Jewish woman intent upon feeding her. Rachel is suddenly and powerfully entranced by Miriam - by her sundaes and her body, her faith and her family - and as the two grow closer, Rachel embarks on a journey marked by mirrors, mysticism, mothers, milk, and honey. Pairing superlative emotional insight with unabashed vivid fantasy, Melissa Broder tells a tale of appetites: of physical hunger, of sexual desire, of spiritual longing. Milk Fed is a tender and riotously funny meditation on love, certitude, and the question of what we are all being fed, from one of our major writers on the psyche - both sacred and profane.

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Author:   Melissa Broder
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Circus
Weight:   0.332kg
ISBN:  

9781408897102


ISBN 10:   1408897105
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   02 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Melissa Broder goes there and goes there again. Milk Fed is a hilarious and painfully accurate excavation of the female self-gaze, an erotic romp, a hyper witty satire of certain corridors of contemporary American culture and an unstoppable, wickedly seductive read -- Dana Spiotta Of all the books that I read this summer I think this was my absolute favourite -- Dolly Alderton on 'The Pisces' Hilarious, poignant, sexy. A brilliant story about why we crave connection and how to find ourselves -- Elle on 'The Pisces'


Of all the books that I read this summer I think this was my absolute favourite -- Dolly Alderton on 'The Pisces' Hilarious, poignant, sexy. A brilliant story about why we crave connection and how to find ourselves -- Elle on 'The Pisces'


[An] imaginative story about food, sex and God (yes, all three of those) * Red * Deeply hilarious and embarrassingly relatable -- Samantha Irby, author of 'Wow, No Thank You' Milk Fed hits that sweet spot where pleasure and tension intersect, where the sumptuous exploration of sexuality and spirit meets the rigidities of culture and society. Strange and surreal, Broder's writing is a marvel of wit, heart, and thoughtful curiosity about the body and mind and how these things can overflow their boundaries to become utterly new -- Alexandra Kleeman, author of 'You Too Could Have a Body Like Mine' Sin as self-discovery, appetite as insight, transgression as transformation, Milk Fed is at once hilarious and heartbreaking; watching Broder's characters try to love themselves might just make you love yourself.... or at least hate yourself a little less -- Shalom Auslander, author of 'Mother for Dinner' Smart, funny, sexy, and hard to put down. In this fast-moving, deeply compelling novel, Melissa Broder combines an unexpected (and very hot) love story with a sharp-edged examination of body image, religion, and cultural identity -- Tom Perrotta, author of 'Mrs. Fletcher' Melissa Broder goes there and goes there again. Milk Fed is a hilarious and painfully accurate excavation of the female self-gaze, an erotic romp, a hyper witty satire of certain corridors of contemporary American culture and an unstoppable, wickedly seductive read -- Dana Spiotta Of all the books that I read this summer I think this was my absolute favourite -- Dolly Alderton on 'The Pisces' Hilarious, poignant, sexy. A brilliant story about why we crave connection and how to find ourselves -- Elle on 'The Pisces'


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Melissa Broder is the author of The Pisces, the essay collection So Sad Today and four poetry collections, including Last Sext. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize for poetry, she has written for the New York Times, Elle.com, VICE, Vogue Italia, and New York Magazine's The Cut. melissabroder.com / @melissabroder / @sosadtoday

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