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Heroic Measures
by Ciment, Jill

ISBN: 9781782271949
PUBLISHER: Pushkin Press
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 208
DIMENSIONS: 19.8 x 12.9 centimetres 9.1 ounces

Moving on is never easy Ruthand Alex Cohen are saying goodbye to their beloved New York apartment - becausehow can they turn down a million dollars? Tomorrow they will open their doorsto the eclectic, maddening house-hunters of this city. But Manhattan is inchaos; an unmarked petrol truck is blocking the city's main tunnel, spreadingfears of terrorism and threatening to disrupt a sacred bidding war over theageing couple's home. Across town, their adored old dachshundDorothy lies sick in a hospital cage. She doesn't understand why she has beenabandoned - all she knows is that Death is coming for her, and she isn't ready. Unravellingover a long weekend, Heroic Measures is a bittersweet, comic tale of what itmeans to grow old in a world you no longer recognise. It is also a gentle paeanto New York, to fleeting beauty, and to holding on to what we love with all ourmight. Jill Ciment was born inMontreal, Canada. She is the author of Small Claims,a collection of short stories and novellas; the novels The Law ofFalling Bodies, Teeth of the Dog, TheTattoo Artist, and Heroic Measures; anda memoir, Half a Life. She has been the recipientof numerous grants and awards, among them a National Endowment for the Artsfellowship, two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, the JanetHeidinger Kafka Prize and a Guggenheim fellowship. Ciment is a professor at theUniversity of Florida. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, and Brooklyn, NewYork. Pu

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