Items related to Big Brother: A Novel (P.S.)

Shriver, Lionel Big Brother: A Novel (P.S.) ISBN 13: 9780061458606

Big Brother: A Novel (P.S.) - Softcover

 
9780061458606: Big Brother: A Novel (P.S.)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Big Brother is a striking novel about siblings, marriage, and obesity from Lionel Shriver, the acclaimed author the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin.
 
For Pandora, cooking is a form of love. Alas, her husband, Fletcher, a self-employed high-end cabinetmaker, now spurns the “toxic” dishes that he’d savored through their courtship, and spends hours each day to manic cycling. Then, when Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the airport, she doesn’t recognize him. In the years since they’ve seen one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? After Edison has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: It’s him or me.

Rich with Shriver’s distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat: an issue both social and excruciatingly personal. It asks just how much sacrifice we'll make to save single members of our families, and whether it's ever possible to save loved ones from themselves.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

From the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin comes an extraordinary novel about siblings, marriage, and obesity.

When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the Iowa airport, she doesn't recognize him. In the four years since she last saw him, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? And it's not just the weight. Edison breaks her husband Fletcher's handcrafted furniture, makes overkill breakfasts for the family, and entices her stepson not only to forgo college but to drop out of high school. After Edison has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: it's him or me. But which loyalty is paramount, that of a wife or a sister? For without Pandora's support, surely Edison will eat himself into an early grave.

Rich with Shriver's distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat—an issue both social and excruciatingly personal. It asks just how much we are obligated to help members of our families, and whether it's ever possible to save loved ones from themselves.

About the Author:

Lionel Shriver's novels include The New Republic, So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • PublisherHarper Perennial
  • Publication date2014
  • ISBN 10 0061458600
  • ISBN 13 9780061458606
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages400
  • Rating

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780007271108: Big Brother

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  ISBN 13:  9780007271108
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
Softcover

9780061458576: Big Brother: A Novel

Harper, 2013
Hardcover

9780007271092: Big Brother

Harper..., 2013
Hardcover

9780062253804: Big Brother: A Novel

Harper..., 2013
Softcover

9781554682034: Big Brother

Harper..., 2013
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Shriver, Lionel
Published by Harper Perennial (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061458600 ISBN 13: 9780061458606
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 5AUZZZ000VAA_ns

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 11.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Shriver, Lionel
Published by Harper Perennial (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061458600 ISBN 13: 9780061458606
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Ebooksweb
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52GZZZ00BKGJ_ns

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 12.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Shriver, Lionel
Published by Harper Perennial (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061458600 ISBN 13: 9780061458606
New Soft Cover Quantity: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Bayonne, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780061458606

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 13.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Shriver, Lionel
Published by Harper Collins Publishers (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061458600 ISBN 13: 9780061458606
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0061458600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 12.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Lionel Shriver
ISBN 10: 0061458600 ISBN 13: 9780061458606
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. "Shriver is brilliant on the novel shock that is hunger. . . . With honesty, precision and humour, she conveys all the boredom and exhilaration of weight loss, along with its tendency to threaten the people around you." --GuardianFrom the New York Times bestselling author Lionel Shriver, a striking novel about siblings, marriage, and obesityWhen Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the Iowa airport, she doesn't recognize him. In the four years since she last saw him, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? And it's not just the weight. Edison breaks her husband Fletcher's handcrafted furniture, makes overkill breakfasts for the family, and entices her stepson not only to forgo college but to drop out of high school. After Edison has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: it's him or me. But which loyalty is paramount, that of a wife or a sister? For without Pandora's support, surely Edison will eat himself into an early grave.Rich with Shriver's distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat--an issue both social and excruciatingly personal. It asks just how much we are obligated to help members of our families, and whether it's ever possible to save loved ones from themselves. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9780061458606

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 18.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Shriver, Lionel
Published by Harper Perennial (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061458600 ISBN 13: 9780061458606
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldenWavesOfBooks
(Fayetteville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New. Fast Shipping and good customer service. Seller Inventory # Holz_New_0061458600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 21.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Shriver, Lionel
Published by Harper Perennial (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061458600 ISBN 13: 9780061458606
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Wizard Books
(Long Beach, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New. Seller Inventory # Wizard0061458600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 25.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Shriver, Lionel
Published by Harper Perennial (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061458600 ISBN 13: 9780061458606
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New Copy. Customer Service Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # think0061458600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 28.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Shriver, Lionel
Published by Perennial (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061458600 ISBN 13: 9780061458606
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 384 pages. 8.00x5.31x0.86 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0061458600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 35.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.69
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Shriver, Lionel
Published by Harper Perennial (2014)
ISBN 10: 0061458600 ISBN 13: 9780061458606
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Front Cover Books
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # FrontCover0061458600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 50.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book