The Fattest Woman in Ireland

by Patricia Mees Armstrong

The Fattest Woman in Ireland tells the story of an Irish family and their relationships, their role in their community and their struggles-through the eyes of Siobhan, the only daughter. It is Siobhan's story: of her obesity and its creation, of her life and dreams. This story has been called "subversive and strangely fascinating," as Siobhan is a multitude of contradictions. She has the exterior of a tough Irish lass with her brother's rough language, but the softness of her beloved grandmother who raises her.