Volume I of The FatLand Trilogy
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FatLand: The Early Days
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"Come along—I know you'll enjoy the ride to FatLand!"
In the near future the Pro-Health Laws of the United States of America have become so
oppressive that people seeking freedom over their bodies have established a new country. In FatLand, life is
good and scales are forbidden. Free from the hatred and discrimination of the Other Side, FatLanders have
built happy, productive lives. But not everyone is flourishing.
Ava came to FatLand after her lover died from bariatric surgery. She threw herself
into work, believing she was immune from love. Then she saw a beautiful dancer and lost her heart
Alvin and Reevie thought that by living in FatLand they could give their children
and each other a chance for a life free of sizeism and racism. They didn't count on their lovely twin
daughters' curiosity and yearning for excitement and danger.
Joanne and Ed carved out what they thought was a peaceful existence. But their
bright children are anything but happy in the well-appointed home and tranquil life their parents had created
Well-to-do, attractive and sophisticated, Dara and Sandor thought they could make
the FatLand Board dance to whatever tune they wished. But their way of life and beliefs are about to be
tested more severely than either of them could have imagined.
Dreaming and determined, luscious Margaret fled to FatLand after her rich,
powerful paramour married a thin woman he didn't care for. She made a deal with her devil so she could
publish the top flight newspaper FatLand badly needed. But then the devil called in the cards.
Soon these FatLanders and the freedom fighters on the Other Side will face forces threatening
the health and happiness of all.
PRAISE for FatLand
"FatLand is fun to read: it's a great adventure and it incorporates
and combines the charms of mysteries, "soft" science fiction, thrillers, and erotica. I recommend it to
anyone and everyone with enthusiasm. [It] belongs to the wonderful tradition of utopian/distopian novels
and short stories that goes all the way back to the nineteenth century...and farther....This literary
tradition is rich, entertaining, and enlightening. I'm thrilled we now have a pioneering practitioner of that
tradition dealing with bigotry aimed at and the oppression of fat people. This fantasy explores the false
science behind that prejudice and discrimination and the various ways the prejudice encouraged by that false
science can be countered and a better world achieved. It is an enthralling page-turner. Zellman explores so
many kinds of conflict—those between people and their own natural bodies, those between one kind of natural
body (slender) with another kind of natural body (fat), those between generations, those between business
competitors, those between conflicting and contrasting political structures, and more. And don't forget to
take the time to read the wonderful meal descriptions!"
Feminist literary historian
editor, The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe:
And Other Stories of Women and Fatness
"Frannie Zellman has woven an intriguing tale of a territory named FatLand, where fat people
can live without being harassed. In fact, it's against the law for weight to be mentioned. People of FatLand
have raised their children in a society completely free of any kind of fat prejudice.
"Frannie has done an outstanding job of writing a story that, while futuristic, is
close enough to home to be extremely thought provoking. FatLand makes me want to do more fat
activist work to make sure we don't wind up like the people on the Other Side―a country
where people are going to jail for breaking the Pro-Health Laws."
10 Steps to Loving Your Body
(No Matter What Size You Are)