By Lindsay Hunter
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"With this novel, Hunter establishes herself as an unforgettable voice in American letters. Her paintings the following, as ever, is unparalleled." —Roxane homosexual, writer of Bad Feminist and Hunger
Achingly humorous and entire of feeling, Eat basically whilst You’re Hungry follows fifty-eight-year-old Greg as he searches for his son, GJ, an addict who has been lacking for 3 weeks. Greg is bored, demoralized, overweight, and as doubtful of GJ’s wish to be came upon as he's of his personal motivation to search. nearly on a whim, Greg embarks on a highway journey to significant Florida—a noble look for his son, or so he tells himself.
Greg takes us on a journey of street and roadside, of Taco Bell, KFC, gas-station Slurpees, sticky strip-club flooring, pooling sweat, sweet wrappers and crumpled panes of cellophane and wrinkled plastic baggage tumbling alongside the interstate. this is often the the US Greg understands, one he feels toward than to his younger idealism, nearer even than to his more youthful moment spouse. As his trip maintains, via drive-thru home windows and into the residing rooms of his desirable ex-wife and his far away, curmudgeonly father, Greg’s pressing look for GJ slowly recedes into the heritage, changed with a painstaking, illuminating, and unavoidable examine Greg’s personal mistakes—as a father, as a husband, and as a man.
Brimming with an identical visceral remorse and pleasure that leak from the quick meals Greg inhales, Eat Only whilst You’re Hungry is a wild and biting examine of habit, perseverance, and the insurmountable fight to alter. With America’s desolate underbelly serving as her advisor, Lindsay Hunter elicits a unique kind of sympathy for her characters, utilizing them to problem our preconceived notions approximately dependancy and to discover the innumerable methods we fail ourselves.
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Eat Only When You're Hungry: A Novel by Lindsay Hunter