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    1. Beskrivelse

      What does it mean to really live? Or not?

       

      Set in eastern, upstate New York, Helen Keller Really Lived features a fortyish former barfly and grifter who must make a living in the wake of her wealthy husband’s death, and who finds work in a clinic helping women seeking reproductive assistance. The other main character is the grifter’s dead ex-husband, a Ukrainian hooker-to-healer success story, who prior to his demise was a gynecologist and after, an amateur folklorist, or ghostlorist, who collected and provided scholarly commentary on the stories of his fellow “revenants.”

       

      Their intertwined stories explore the mistakes, miscarriages, inadequacies, and defeats that may have led to their divorce, including his failure (according to her) to “fully live.”

       

      As it investigates the theme of what it means to “really live” or not, Elisabeth Sheffield’s brilliant new novel is also an exploration of virtual reality in the sense of the experience provided by literature. It is a novel awash in a multitude of voices, from the obscenity-laced, Nabokovian soliloquys of the dead Ukrainian doctor, to the trade-school / midcentury-romance-novel-constrained style of his dead mother-in-law.

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    2. Yderligere info
      Udgivelsesdato:
      30-09-2014
      Sprog:
      Engelsk
      ISBN13:
      9781573661812
      Sidetal:
      416
      Vægt:
      590 g
      Højde:
      25 mm
      Bredde:
      140 mm
      Længde:
      216 mm
      Mærkat:
      Bog, paperback
      Målgruppe:
      For adult education
      Format:
      Paperback
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