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The Fat Kid : 000439241 - Paul Vermeersch

The Fat Kid

000439241

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Poetry kills the beautiful people. The Fat Kid, Paul Vermeersch's second full-length collection of poetry, chronicles a childhood troubled by obesity, poor body image, and low self-esteem. The media's perfect faces, societal expectations, family concerns, and primitive socialization rituals collide with the already horrendous physical and emotional tribulations of adolescence to drive Calvin Little over the edge. He'll stop at nothing to become beautiful and weightless, but he must conceal his battle with what the world has come to know as a girl's disease. Is there redemption in social acceptance, in romantic love, in escaping gravity? Is it enough to learn to love yourself? Calvin's journey is told in a sequence of poems steeped in both the physical and psychological worlds, in voices that range from the bawdy to the elegiac. In The Fat Kid Calvin Little becomes the ideal antihero — for a shallow culture obsessed with thin.

ISBN: 9781550225150
ISBN-10: 1550225154
Series: 000439241
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st April 2002
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.1

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