Lionel Shriver: 'If you're thin, you are a kook; if you're fat, you're a failure' The Guardian We comment smugly from the sofa that all those state dinners have certainly filled out Hillary Clinton's cheeks.
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When Irina McGovern and her longtime partner Lawrence Trainer agree to host the handsome and cocky Ramsey Acton for his annual birthday dinner, the repercussions that spin wildly from that night form a double-stranded narrative that features the two very different paths of Irina’s life. Though Irina and Lawrence have a comfortable and sedate life together, theirs is a love that is devoid of passion and spontaneity. It’s only when Irina decides to be kind to Lawrence’s snooker playing pal...Read Full Story
Formerly a poor peasant from Henan province, Yan Lianke is a widely translated author based in Beijing and the winner of major Chinese literary awards. Yet two previous novels of his, "Xia Riluo" and " Serve the People! ," have been banned by the Communist Party.
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