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Two Girls, Fat and Thin
Two Girls Fat and Thin
Author: Mary Gaitskill
ISBN-13: 9780553550047
ISBN-10: 0553550047
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 388
Rating:
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3 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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An impressive but uneven novel by the author of the praised short fiction collection Bad Behavior. Two women, totally unalike in background, personality and social class, are brought together by a shared fascination with the philosophical movement founded by the late Anna Granite (read Ayn Rand). Justine is a chic journalist who wants to write an article about the followers of Granite's philosophy, Definitism. Dorothy is an obese, nocturnal word processor who answers Justine's advertisement in Manhattan Thing and offers to be interviewed about her involvement with the Definitists. As the two women come to know each other, their dismal life experiences gradually emerge, and their present circumstances are seen as a repetition of past connections and betrayals.