Posts Tagged ‘ suburbs ’

Meet the Middlesteins

October 22, 2012

In Jami Attenberg’s new novel The Middlesteins, the relationships between members of one suburban Chicago family are riddled with emotional landmines that all seem to link back to one woman: matriarch Edie Middlestein, sixty-something and morbidly obese. The novel centers around the family’s relationships with Edie, her food addiction, and the spiraling health…

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Scenes from the Suburbs

December 9, 2011

Historian Arthur Hertzberg estimated that in the two decades between 1945 and 1965 one out…

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