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Half the Kingdom
by Lore Segal


Overview - New York Times Notable Book 2013

" At once wry and poingnant." -- The New Yorker

"A masterwork...Both wise and deeply enjoyable." --Cynthia Ozick, author of Foreign Bodies

The renowned New Yorker writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lore Segal--whom The New York Times declared "closer than anyone to writing the Great American Novel"--delivers a hilarious, poignant and profoundly moving tale of living, loving and aging in America today

At Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, doctors have noticed a marked uptick in Alzheimer's patients.  Read more...


 
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Overview
New York Times Notable Book 2013

"At once wry and poingnant." --The New Yorker

"A masterwork...Both wise and deeply enjoyable." --Cynthia Ozick, author of Foreign Bodies

The renowned New Yorker writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lore Segal--whom The New York Times declared "closer than anyone to writing the Great American Novel"--delivers a hilarious, poignant and profoundly moving tale of living, loving and aging in America today

At Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, doctors have noticed a marked uptick in Alzheimer's patients. People who seemed perfectly lucid just a day earlier suddenly show signs of advanced dementia. Is it just normal aging, or an epidemic? Is it a coincidence, or a secret terrorist plot?

In the looking-glass world of Half the Kingdom--where terrorist paranoia and end-of-the-world hysteria mask deeper fears of mortality; where parents' and their grown children's feelings vacillate between frustration and tenderness; and where the broken medical system leads one character to quip, "Kafka wrote slice-of-life fiction"--all is familiar and yet slightly askew.

Lore Segal masterfully interweaves her characters' lives--lives that, for good or for ill, all converge in Cedar's ER--into a funny, tragic, and tender portrait of how we live today.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781612193922
  • ISBN-10: 1612193927
  • Publisher: Melville House Publishing
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 167
  • Dimensions: 8.21 x 6.05 x 0.49 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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