Obeste the Biography of Sissy Weathers
Obeste is the story of a young girl searching for freedom and escape from her abusive family. As a teenager, Sissy Weather's parents and older brother, who are morbidly obese, force her two work to support the family, take care of all the domestic chores, mentally, physically, and sexually abuse her, forcing her into child-prostitution. As we read, Sissy begins to make her own friends and judgments about the life she is living. She begins to understand things are not right. It is not a pretty tale, but is timely. The story addresses the largely ignored international and growing domestic crisis of women and children forced into the sex trade. It also addresses the health crisis facing the United States, the rising number of morbidly obese children and adults.
- Hardback | 108 pages
- 160.02 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
- 06 Jun 2010
- London, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations