The Resource Big Brother

Big Brother

Label
Big Brother
Title
Big Brother
Statement of responsibility
Lionel Shriver
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
When her massively overweight brother, a once slim, hip New York jazz pianist, comes for a visit, Pandora, who believes that cooking is a form of love, is forced to choose between her exercise fanatic husband and her brother, who desperately needs her support in losing weight.
Storyline
Tone
Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10377936
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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  • Shriver, Lionel
  • Rosengard, Alice
Dewey number
813.54
PerformerNote
Read by Alice Rosengard
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  • Harper Audio (Firm)
  • OneClick Digital (Firm)
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Big Brother
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1903c1c3-1835-4478-94e0-b4e1c31d5a73
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062263186
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Big Brother
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1903c1c3-1835-4478-94e0-b4e1c31d5a73
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062263186
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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