What Are You Looking At?: The First Fat Fiction Anthology

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This anthology of thirty works by some of our best contemporary American writers looks at our perennial American obsession: fat. It's everywhere, all around you, and maybe even on you. Now, America's consuming passion at last has its own anthology. From Andre Dubus's delicious story of a young woman more comfortable in her fat body than her thin one
("The Fat Girl"), to Tobias Wolff's tale of bonding over pancakes ("Hunters in the Snow"), Dorothy Allison's poem about food and love ("Dumpling Child"), Peter Carey's surreal tale of a fat-man revolution ("The Fat Man in History"), Wesley McNair's poetic celebration "Fat Heaven", and George Saunders's "The 400-pound CEO," this bountiful feast of fiction and poetry will ensure no reader ever looks at fat quite the same way again.

Including stories and poems by
Dorothy Allison
Frederick Busch
Peter Carey
Raymond Carver
Junot Díaz
Andre Dubus
Pam Houston
Jill McCorkle
George Saunders
Tobias Wolff

Contents:

Extra extra large by Frederick Busch
Brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Fat enter heaven by Wesley McNair
Fat girl by Andre Dubus
Crash diet by Jill McCorkle
Love for a fat man by Rhoda B. Stamell
Full figure by Allison Joseph
Ax of the apostles by Erin McGraw
Fat by Conrad Hilberry
Power by Stephen Dunn
Fat man in history by Peter Carey
Nouveau big by Katherine Riegel
Six hundred pound man by Jack Coulehan
Hungry self by Rebecca Curtis
Dumpling child by Dorothy Allison
Fat man by Vern Rutsala
400-pound CEO by George Saunders
Big Ruthie imagines sex without pain by S.L. Wisenberg
Waltzing the cat by Pam Houston
I want to be fat by Terrence Hayest
For the one man who likes my thighs by Denise Duhamel
When fat girls dream by J.L. Haddaway
Ballerina by Sharon Solwitz
Displaced overweight homemaker's guide to finding a man by Donna Jarrell
Weight bearing by Patricia Goedicke
Hunters in the snow by Tobias Wolff
Fat lady travels by Cathy Smith-Bowers
Fat people at the amusement park by Rawdon Tomlinson
Disappearing by Monica Wood
Fat by Raymond Carver

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