13 Ways Of Looking At A Fat Girl

by Mona Awad

On Sale: 06/01/2020


About the Book

Growing up in suburban hell, Lizzie has never liked the way she looks. A darkly funny novel about the harmful beauty standards imposed on women.

'A beautiful, necessary book' ROXANE GAY. 'Echoes of Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman ' IRISH TIMES . Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga, Lizzie has never liked the way she looks. Though she dates guys online, she's afraid to send pictures: no-one wants a fat girl. So Lizzie starts to lose weight. With punishing drive, she counts almonds consumed, miles run, pounds dropped, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband, her reflection in the mirror. But no matter how much she loses, will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl? In her darkly funny, deeply resonant and shocking debut novel, Mona Awad delivers a tender and moving depiction of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform. 'Devastating' EMERALD STREET. 'Honest, searing and necessary' ELLE .

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781788549684
  • ISBN 10: 1788549686
  • Imprint: Head of Zeus - GB
  • On Sale: 06/01/2020
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 32.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Literary


Mona Awad was born in Montreal and now lives in the USA. A graduate of York University in Toronto, her debut novel, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, won the 2016 Amazon Best First Novel Award, the Colorado Book Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Arab American Book Award. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's, TIME magazine, Electric Literature, VICE, The Walrus and elsewhere.

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