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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.
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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


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