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“Dietland” author Sarai Walker on June 28 at Eagle Harbor Books
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For a lively discussion about some deep issues, join BCB host Lyssa Danehy deHart as she interviews Sarai Walker about her debut novel, Dietland.
Dietland is a bold, original, and funny debut novel that takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight loss obsession — from the inside out, and with fists flying. Sarai will be speaking at Eagle Harbor Books on Sunday, June 28 from 3-5 pm.
In this book, which is part Fight Club, part Feminist Manifesto, the diet revolution is here — and it’s armed. Heroine Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse.
Plum is biding her time (with a job answering fan mail for a popular teen girls’ magazine) until her weight-loss surgery, believing that only then can her true life as a thin person finally begin.
But when a mysterious woman starts following her, Plum finds herself falling down a rabbit hole and into an underground community of women who live life on their own terms. There Plum agrees to a series of challenges that force her to deal with her past, her doubts, and the real costs of becoming “beautiful.”
At the same time, a dangerous guerrilla group called “Jennifer” begins to terrorize a world that mistreats women. As Plum grapples with her personal struggles, she becomes entangled in a sinister plot, and the consequences are explosive. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet and learn more about an immensely talented writer!
Credits: BCB host and audio editor Lyssa Danehy DeHart; BCB social media publishers: Chris and Diane Walker.
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