From the bestselling author of INCOMPETENCE. It's going to be huge.
Rob Grant's new novel is a revelation. After INCOMPETENCE we would all have expected a killingly funny satire. And in its satire of our obsession with body image, of how the media makes us what we are, FAT is certainly that.
But in its depiction of Grenville, a fat man at his wits end with the need to be thin; of Hayleigh, a teenage girl obssessed with her terror of being fat and of Jeremy, the self-absorbed, self-adoring 'conceptualist' employed to promote the government's new 'Fat Farms' Rob Grant has given us, yes a very, very funny book, but also an immensely moving and personal novel about how we all feel about our bodies.
As Grenville deals with the humiliation and daily indignity of being fat, as Hayleigh struggles to deal with the dangerous lies at the centre of the government's new health regime FAT takes on a hilarious and thought-provoking journey through our obsession with fat.