Life is very grave for Anise. Hospitalized for anorexia, she wonders about the point of it all. Her frigid mother and ineffectual father seem oblivious to her struggle. Her beloved brother is too busy screwing up his own life to take note of hers. Living on the loony ward seems not to be making any difference at all, and Anise feels like a prisoner. Her only free choice is to turn to her journal - the place where she can make scathing observations about her family, other people, the world; the place where she can dream, and where she can decide whether to live or die.
"I worked on GRAVITY JOURNAL for a period of four years. It is based on my experiences working as a teacher of students with eating disorders. Through my time with these young people, I came to understand the extent of their suffering, the difficulty of recovery, and their incredible courage. I did a great deal of reading on the subject of eating disorders. I also saw a similarity between the incarcerated women of a women’s prison (where I volunteered) and the inmates of a hospital psychiatric ward. Though the book is a work of fiction, many of the incidents in the novel are 'true.'"
*** A 2011 Stellar Award nominee ***
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