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Episode 9

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 March 2013

A layered. bittersweet tragi-comedy about three generations of a Jewish family from the Chicago suburbs.

Edie Middlestein is a woman who can't stop eating. Her family fear she will eat herself to death. But Edie's heart and soul feel full when her stomach is full. And as she alternates between eating and grinding all the joy out of her memories, relationships around her start to unravel.

The author, Jami Attenberg, grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. This is her fourth book.

Episode 9 (of 10)
It's Josh and Emily's special day, and all the Middlesteins are gathered for the b'nai mitzvah. But what do Edie and Richard's friends - the Cohns and the Grodsteins and the Weinmans and the Frankens - make of it all?

Written by Jami Attenberg
Reader: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

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