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The Resource Half the kingdom, Lore Segal

Half the kingdom, Lore Segal

Label
Half the kingdom
Title
Half the kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Lore Segal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A brilliant dark comedy about life, death and growing old in America told with Segal's characteristic humor, crystalline style and deadpan delivery--and her hilarious sense of the absurd. Half the Kingdom is a brilliant dark comedy about life, death and growing old in post-9/11 America--a place where terrorist paranoia and end-of-the-world hysteria masks deeper fears about mortality; a place where the broken medical system leads one character to quip, "Kafka wrote slice-of-life fiction." Characters from Segal's earlier novels are part of the cast whose lives intersect at Manhattan's Cedars of Lebanon emergency room--where doctors have noticed a marked up-tick in Alzheimer victims. People who seemed perfectly lucid just a day earlier exhibit signs of advanced dementia. Is it just normal aging or a coincidence? Is it an epidemic, or a secret terrorist plot? As profoundly moving as Joan Didion's latest non-fiction, and as thoughtful and charming as Diana Athill, Segal's crystalline writing and deep appreciation of the absurd make this most tragic and hilarious novel a joy for all to read"--
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DLC
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Segal, Lore Groszmann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E425
LC item number
S44 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
Label
Half the kingdom, Lore Segal
Link
9781612193021.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1515047
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781612193021
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013018656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1515047
  • (Sirsi) 1515047
  • (OCoLC)844789831
Label
Half the kingdom, Lore Segal
Link
9781612193021.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1515047
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781612193021
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013018656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1515047
  • (Sirsi) 1515047
  • (OCoLC)844789831

Library Locations

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      25 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US
      42.680573 -70.835891
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