Recently, I demolished Carmen Maria Machado’s triumphant and strange first tale collection, Her Body along with other events, after which straight away lent it to my mom. She see the story, ‘Eight Bites’. It had been about bariatric surgery, the horror and insidiousness of diet tradition, as well as the difficult relationships between moms and daughters and siblings, meals and fat.
The mother tries to lose weight by only eating eight bites of each meal in the story. My mom stated that she thought she might prefer to decide to try the food diet. ‘Eight bites,’ she said. ‘I think i will accomplish that.’