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Fiction Coming Of Age


by (author) Fanie Demeule

Linda Leith Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2022
Coming of Age, 21st Century, Contemporary Women
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
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Kim Delorme is uninterested in the world beyond her computer screen, instead living on a diet of video games, early 2000s Internet videos, and fads. It's not long before she discovers mukbangs, a voyeuristic world where people overeat in front of the camera. Intrigued, she throws herself into the ring to challenge the reigning queen, Misha Faïtas. But a horrifying incident halts her ascension, creating a shock wave that affects everyone in her life.

Mukbang is a grimy, shocking, and darkly funny dive into our relationships with food, self-image, and intimacy. True to its subject matter, Mukbang is sprinkled with QR codes throughout, each leading to an image, reference or video that enhances and adds context to the narrative.

About the author

Fanie Demeule is finishing a doctorate at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she is lecturer in the Département d'études littéraires. The original French version of Lightness (Déterrer les os) won Best First Novel at the Biennale littéraire des Cèdres in 2018 and has been adapted for the. Her second novel, Roux clair naturel, was published in 2019 to much acclaim. Lightness is the first time her work is appearing in English. She lives in Montreal.

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Editorial Reviews

"Mukbang is as intriguing as it is disturbing." ??Léa Harvey, Le Soleil "In this disturbing dystopian food thriller, Demeule dives into the rabbit hole that is the Internet." ??Dominic Tardif, Le Devoir "Demeule is building a body of work that explores themes of obsession from all angles. You start her novels full of doubt but are soon caught in the suspense of the ordinary world made very strange." ??Chantal Guy, La Presse

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