Milk Fed Melissa Broder
If you loved The Pisces then this is a must! Melissa Broder’s second novel explores physical and emotional hunger and the extremes of denying and surrendering to pleasure. When calorie obsessed Rachel finally cuts off her fat shaming mother, she meets Miriam, an orthodox jewish yoghurt scooper who unknowingly liberates her from her obsessive calorie counting. Broder does what she does best in perfectly pairing emotional truth with unbridled fantasy and writes detailed and sensual descriptions of taking pleasure in the body. Milk Fed answers deeper questions about the mother, how we internalise external perceptions, about self censorship and female sexuality, about how we learn to subsist and learn to let go.