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A Certain Hunger

By Chelsea G. Summers
A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers digital book - Fable

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Food critic Dorothy Daniels loves what she does. Discerning, meticulous, and very, very smart, Dorothy’s clear mastery of the culinary arts make it likely that she could, on any given night, whip up a more inspired dish than any one of the chefs she writes about. Dorothy loves sex as much as she loves food, and while she has struggled to find a long-term partner that can keep up with her, she makes the best of her single life, frequently traveling from Manhattan to Italy for a taste of both.
But there is something within Dorothy that’s different from everyone else, and having suppressed it long enough, she starts to embrace what makes Dorothy uniquely, terrifyingly herself. Recounting her life from a seemingly idyllic farm-to-table childhood, the heights of her career, to the moment she plunges an ice pick into a man's neck on Fire Island, Dorothy Daniels show us what happens when a woman finally embraces her superiority.
A satire of early foodieism, a critique of how gender is defined, and a showcase of virtuoso storytelling, Chelsea G. Summers’s A Certain Hunger introduces us to the food world’s most charming psychopath and an exciting new voice in fiction.

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Rolling on the Floor Laughing Face“This book was an absolute delight. I enjoyed everything from the story itself to the delectable descriptions of food pairings. Definitely am buying a physical copy to keep and reread. This was gruesome story told in a light and delicious way.”
Multi-layered charactersDescriptive writingOriginal writingTwistyUnpredictableRealistic settingComical
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Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingEasy to readFunny writingAddictiveDark settingRealistic settingComicalDark
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Believable charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingRealistic settingDarkAbuseViolence

About Chelsea G. Summers

Chelsea G. Summers is a freelance writer whose work focuses on sex, politics, tech, fashion and culture. She is a former academic and professor with Ph.D. training in eighteenth-century British literature, a discipline that has proven to be shockingly useful when writing about contemporary culture. She was a columnist for the now defunct ADULT magazine, has a piece upcoming in Roxane Gay’s Medium series, and her work has appeared in VICE, Fusion, Hazlitt, The New Republic, Racked, and The Guardian. She splits her time between New York and Stockholm, Sweden, and can be found on twitter @chelseagsummers. This is her first novel.

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