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Tyranny

By Lesley Fairfield

In this stark portrayal of a young woman's struggle with anorexia, Lesley Fairfield draws on her own experiences of an eating disorder to give a powerful and candid story of hope and survival.

"Do I know you?" "You've always known me, silly... I'm Tyranny, your other self. I keep you thin." One day, horrified by her reflection in the mirror, Anna makes a life-changing decision – that food is the enemy. Her obsession with being thin and beautiful will now dominate her every waking and sleeping hour. Should she falter or show any signs of weakness, Tyranny, her inner voice of "reason" will be only too willing to push her back into line. Years later, when Anna finally finds the strength to defeat her personal demon, it will be a matter of life and death.

  • Fairfield treats this important subject with intelligence and empathy, and personifying Anna s horrible self-image in the character of Tyranny is a unique and compelling approach. The simple yet powerful black-and-white drawings do wonders in bringing the book s message to its readers. Tyranny is so important that both younger and older teens will benefit from reading it. Every public and school library should own at least one copy of this amazing book. - School Library Journal

About the author

Lesley Fairfield is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and has illustrated many children's books. Her work concerning body image has appeared in Dance in Canada magazine and in York University's International Women's Studies Journal. Lesley's thirty-year battle with anorexia and bulimia has informed her work and given Tyranny, her first graphic novel, a sharp edge and deep insight.

Awards

: Govenor General's Award

Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General of Canada collaborate to honour the finest in Canadian literature. The categories are: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translatio - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406331134
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2011
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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