The Hanged Man is a short story by Francesca Lia Block, detailing the life of Laurel, who has an eating disorder and lots of problems. Strange things happen sometimes that she doesn't understand, and people take interest in her in ways that excite and frighten her. Every chapter in the book is named after a Tarot card (hence the title "The Hanged Man"), and it uses imagery from Tarot sometimes. Much of the book seems slightly surreal and very stream-of-consciousness, and after you finish reading it you're not sure how to explain what it was about. It follows Laurel's thoughts as she thinks about her recently-deceased father and her mother's strange reactions, as Laurel tries to put herself back together after being broken.