Faerie

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Product Details
Price
$14.95  $13.90
Publisher
Arsenal Pulp Press
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.4 X 7.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781551526188

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About the Author
Eisha Marjara: Eisha Marjara has written and directed several award-winning films, including the critically acclaimed NFB docudrama Desperately Seeking Helen, and the satirical The Incredible Shrinking Woman. Faerie is her first novel.

Reviews
"Marjara, writing in Lila's affecting voice, delicately captures the deep insecurities of teenhood, the pressure of trying to fit into one ideal of beauty, and the complexity of anorexia with lovely, flowing prose, underscoring the devastating effects that mental illness can have an an entire family." --Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)

"Faerie is intensely intimate, containing details that will ring resoundingly true for anyone who has ever suffered with an eating disorder. The strange combination of self-hatred that fuels extreme weight loss and pride that comes from the sensation of feeling nothing but hard bone under the skin is achingly true-to-life, but not glorified." --Quill and Quire

"This important account provides a mirror where as yet there is none." --Kirkus Reviews

"Marjara delivers a provocative and traumatic rendering of a young woman's battle with her own body ... There's an authentic feel to the writing; Lila's rage, her lived horror, is palpable." --Vancouver Sun

"Among the novel's many accomplishments, besides being a compelling one-sitting read, is the insight it provides for non-sufferers into aspects of the anorexic's thought process. Lila's quest for power and autonomy through self-erasure may appear bafflingly extreme, but it does possess its own logic." --Montreal Gazette