Angela by Marta Sarlo

Angela is a precocious athlete. Making her first motions in water when she was just 4 years old, she became a professional at 15 and the year after she swam across the Strait of Messina. Because of her robust build, she is driven by her coaches to undertake a very strict dietetic regime: To win you have to give up food, they say. And she begins to eat secretly. At 18 she already weighs 70 kilos. Today, Angela is an obese woman, struggling with her body and her loneliness.

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