The Middlesteins (Large Print / Library Binding)

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I've read just about everything Jami Attenberg has written, and her newest novel is a masterpiece. The aging matriarch of a Chicago family is slowly eating herself to death, and the ways in which her children and relatives are dealing (or not dealing) with this are beautifully chronicled. Funnier than you'd think, and incredibly moving.

— Jenn

November 2012 Indie Next List


“Just when you think you're done reading about dysfunctional American families, a novel like The Middlesteins comes along and blows you away. You will become deeply invested in the loves and longings of the eponymous, semi-chaotic Jewish clan from Chicago. There's Edie, the tough, fierce matriarch who can't stop eating; Richard, the husband who leaves her; and Robin and Benny, the adult children, distracted by troubles of their own. Attenberg proves that there is still much more left to say -- about family, heartache, and food -- and so many fresh and funny ways to say it.”
— Elizabeth Sher, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC



Product Details
ISBN: 9781611736243
ISBN-10: 1611736242
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: January 1st, 2013
Pages: 303
Language: English