Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

320 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

nonfiction feminism memoir challenging emotional reflective medium-paced


“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped i...

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hopeful 17%
tense 10%
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