Lunchroom of Concord Elementary, Edina, Minnesota
This is where nine-year-old Marya realizes the implications of her first bout with purging.
Diet Lipton Iced Tea
In an effort to prove she is on a diet, Marya drinks this in front of a young friend.
Dance Studio Above Main Street
This is a room full of mirrors in which Marya feels she sticks out from the other girls both because of the color of her leotard and her shape and size.
Marya remembers being locked in a cage at this place while she watches her mother work out.
Methodist Hospital Eating Disorders Institute
This is the hospital to which Marya is admitted three times in one year for her eating disorder.
Russian Petrushka Dolls
Marya uses these to describe the way that she feels things in her childhood always come in layers, with Marya never knowing where the...
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