A Cure for Suicide

A Novel
Author(s): Jesse Ball
Awards:2015-Fiction-Longlist-National Book Award
Original Publish Date: Jul 21, 2015
Product Number: EB00586857
Released: Jul 21, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101870136
Publisher: Vintage
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***LONG-LISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD*** From the author of Silence Once Begun, a beguiling new novel about a man starting over at the most basic level, and the strange woman who insinuates herself into his life and memory. A man and a woman have moved into a small house in a small village. The woman is an "examiner," the man, her "claimant." The examiner is both doctor and guide, charged with teaching the claimant a series of simple functions: this is a chair, this is a fork, this is how you meet people. She makes notes in her journal about his progress: he is showing improvement yet his dreams are troubling. One day the examiner brings the claimant to a party, where he meets Hilda, a charismatic but volatile woman whose surprising assertions throw everything the claimant has learned into question. What is this village? Why is he here? And who is Hilda? A fascinating novel of love, illness, despair, and betrayal, A Cure for Suicide is the most captivating novel yet from one of our most audacious and original young writers.

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Author(s): Jesse Ball
Product Number Z100113272
Released: Nov 17, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780735205765