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The Art of Starving
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Sam J. Miller is the Nebula Award-winning author of The Art of Starving (NPR best of the year) and Blackfish City (Nebula finalist, John J. Campbell Award winner). A recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award and a graduate of the Clarion Writers' Workshop, Sam's short stories have been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. He lives in New York City.

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"Matt is a master at suppressing his urges, but there is nothing romantic about debut novelist Miller's portrayal of anorexia... discussion of Matt's future is brutally honest. As Matt's body deteriorates and his 'powers' reach new levels, readers must decide for themselves what is and isn't real."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Matt is an admirably strong character who is out and proud, brilliant, creative, and determined to survive... Miller's creative portrait of a complex and sympathetic individual will provide a welcome mirror for kindred spirits."--Booklist (starred review)
"Matt toes the line between expiration and enlightenment, sparing no detail of his twisted, antagonistic relationship with his body. [His] sarcastic, biting wit keeps readers rooting for him and hoping for his recovery. A dark and lovely tale of supernatural vengeance and self-destruction."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"One of the most important books of the year... How different, and how beautiful, our world would be if we could take its lesson of empathy to heart."--B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog

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