Big girl : a novel
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New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2022].
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9781324091417, 132409141X
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Eisenhower Public Library District - Adult New  1 available
FIC SULLIVAN, M.

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First edition.
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266 pages ; 24 cm
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English

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"Exquisitely compassionate and witty, Big Girl traces the intergenerational hungers and desires of Black womanhood, as told through the unforgettable voice of Malaya Clondon. In her highly anticipated debut novel, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan explores the perils-and undeniable beauty-of insatiable longing. Growing up in a rapidly changing Harlem, eight-year-old Malaya hates when her mother drags her to Weight Watchers meetings; she'd rather paint alone in her bedroom or enjoy forbidden street foods with her father. For Malaya, the pressures of her predominantly white Upper East Side prep school are relentless, as are the expectations passed down from her painfully proper mother and sharp-tongued grandmother. As she comes of age in the 1990s, she finds solace in the music of Biggie Smalls and Aaliyah, but her weight continues to climb-until a family tragedy forces her to face the source of her hunger, ultimately shattering her inherited stigmas surrounding women's bodies, and embracing her own desire. Written with vibrant lyricism shot through with tenderness, Big Girl announces Sullivan as an urgent and vital voice in contemporary fiction"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sullivan, M. J. (2022). Big girl: a novel (First edition.). Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sullivan, Mecca Jamilah. 2022. Big Girl: A Novel. New York, NY: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sullivan, Mecca Jamilah. Big Girl: A Novel New York, NY: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sullivan, Mecca Jamilah. Big Girl: A Novel First edition., Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.

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