EW Staff
August 21, 1992 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Dolores Price is the strong, unforgettable, although not always entirely likable heroine of this fat, satisfying first novel. Betrayed when her weak father leaves her mother, abandoned when her mother is institutionalized, Dolores becomes a social misfit. Deeply damaged and irrationally guilty after being raped by a family friend, she withdraws from life but not from food. Increasingly obese and unable to function, she suffers a breakdown. She’s Come Undone is the story of a woman who, jump-started by a compassionate psychiatrist, against all odds manages to reinvent herself.

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