Told with startling, unapologetic honesty and in a haunting, minimalist style, Lightness is the story of a young woman's profound sense of alienation, beginning with her own physical body and its desires. In this original and moving take on anorexia, we go deep into the mind of the narrator as she carries out her secret, prolonged hunger strike against the constraints of her life.
The original French version of Lightness (Déterrer les os) won the Best First Novel Prize at the Biennale littéraire des Cèdres in 2018 and was adapted for stage at the Centre du Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui in Montreal.
"At only 26, Fanie Demeule's sharp pen has crafted a shocking first novel."
BRONZE for the First Fiction Miramichi Reader Very Best Book Award
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