DescriptionThe new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin.
When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesnât recognize him. The once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened?
Soon Edisonâs slovenly habits, appalling diet, and know-it-all monologues are driving Pandora and her fitness-freak husband Fletcher insane. After the brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: itâs him or me.
Rich with Shriverâs distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat: why we overeat and whether extreme diets ever really work. It asks just how much sacrifice weâll make to save single members of our families, and whether itâs ever possible to save loved ones from themselves.