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Episode 10

Book at Bedtime, The Middlesteins Episode 10 of 10

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 10 (of 10)
After the b'nai mitzvah, Kenneth sets off for Edie's home to share food and - he hopes - love.

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

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Mar 2013 22:45
BBC Radio 4 FM only

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