Recently, I demolished Carmen Maria Machado’s triumphant and strange first story collection, Her Body as well as other events, then instantly lent it to my mom. She browse the story, ‘Eight Bites’. It absolutely was about bariatric surgery, the horror and insidiousness of diet tradition, while the hard relationships between mothers and daughters and siblings, food and fat.
The mother tries to lose weight by only eating eight bites of each meal in the story. My mom stated that she thought she might like to take to the food diet. ‘Eight bites,’ she said. ‘I think i will accomplish that.’
We searched her face, wanting to discern which poisoned well she had dredged this up from. ‘You can’t. It’s a tale. You can’t simply just take advice from a tale. It’s a horror story!’
She shrugged. ‘No harm attempting.’
Fatty and skinny went along to sleep
Fatty rolled over and
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