The Resource The girls at 17 Swann Street, Yara Zgheib

The girls at 17 Swann Street, Yara Zgheib

Label
The girls at 17 Swann Street
Title
The girls at 17 Swann Street
Statement of responsibility
Yara Zgheib
Title variation
The girls at seventeen Swann Street
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yara Zgheib's poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting portrait of a young woman's struggle with anorexia on an intimate journey to reclaim her life. The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists' list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough. Perhaps if she just ran for one more mile, lost just one more pound. Anna Roux was a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. There, alone with her biggest fears - imperfection, failure, loneliness - she spirals down anorexia and depression till she weighs a mere eighty-eight pounds. Forced to seek treatment, she is admitted as a patient at 17 Swann Street, a peach pink house where pale, fragile women with life-threatening eating disorders live. Women like Emm, the veteran; quiet Valerie; Julia, always hungry. Together, they must fight their diseases and face six meals a day. Every bite causes anxiety. Every flavor induces guilt. And every step Anna takes toward recovery will require strength, endurance, and the support of the girls at 17 Swann Street.--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zgheib, Yara
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3626.G44
LC item number
G57 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Dancers
  • Depression, Mental
  • Failure (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The girls at 17 Swann Street, Yara Zgheib
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages ; 25 cm
Isbn
9781250202444
Lccn
2018030148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1031936719
  • (OCoLC)1031936719
  • 994930
Label
The girls at 17 Swann Street, Yara Zgheib
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages ; 25 cm
Isbn
9781250202444
Lccn
2018030148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1031936719
  • (OCoLC)1031936719
  • 994930

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