Dorothy Never - fat - lives alone in New York, eats and works the night shift as a proofreader.


Justine Shade - thin - is a freelance journalist who sleeps with unsuitable men.


Both are isolated. Both are damaged by their pasts. When Justine interviews Dorothy about her involvement with an infamous and charismatic philosophical guru, the two women are drawn together with an intense magnetism that throws their lives off balance.


Mary Gaitskill's first novel is an intense, darkly funny and caustic portrayal of loneliness and the search for intimacy.

Two Girls, Fat and Thin, Mary Gaitskill

  • ISBN 9780241464151

    Pages: 320

    H: 20cm W: 13cm  D: 2.6cm