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Title:A Cure for Suicide
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Pantheon
ISBN:1101870125
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Fiction, Science fiction, Literary fiction, Dystopia

A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Cure for Suicide From the author of i Silence Once Begun i one of our most audacious and original writers 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 him to a party and here 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 i A Cure for Suicide i is the most captivating novel yet from one of our most exciting young writers

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