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Milk Fed Reviews

Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

Milk Fed

Melissa Broder

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2 reviews

Imprint: Bloomsbury Circus
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 4 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781408897096
4 stars out of 5
Patricia Nicol
28 Feb 2021

"exhilarating, bleakly funny "

When Miriam, an orthodox Jewish server at a frozen yoghurt parlour, overfills her cup, the starved Rachel is reborn. She begins gorging, not just on food but also sex; there is even a spiritual hunger to reconnect with her Jewish ancestry. Rachel’s often quite mad sex fantasies can be hair-raising, but also oddly mechanical — the most eroticised, tender and romanticised writing in this singular novel is of food.

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4 stars out of 5
Melissa Katsoulis
19 Feb 2021

"This riot of carnal pleasures will make you laugh as well as gasp"

Don’t be put off if Milk Fed sounds a bit disgusting and weird. It is! But that’s love. That’s the point. Luckily, Broder’s deep delving is leavened by a genuinely hilarious turn of phrase and a wicked satirical eye that will make you laugh out loud more than you gasp in horror. If, like me, you are an accidental connoisseur of sexed-up Jewish Orthodox literature, you’ll know what I mean when I say this is Foreskin’s Lament meets Disobedience.If not, get stuck in and find out. Just don’t forget your napkin.