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Unsaid: A Novel

by Neil Abramson

Center Street | September 19, 2013 | Hardcover

4.8 out of 5 rating. 5 Reviews
As a veterinarian, Helena had mercifully escorted thousands of animals to the other side. Now, having died herself, she finds that it is not so easy to move on. She is terrified that her 37 years of life were meaningless, error-ridden, and forgettable. So Helena haunts-- and is haunted by-- the life she left behind. Meanwhile, David, her shattered attorney husband, struggles with grief and the demands of caring for her houseful of damaged and beloved animals. But it is her absence from her last project, Cindy-- a chimpanzee who may unlock the mystery of communication and consciousness-- that will have the greatest impact on all of them.

When Cindy is scheduled for a research experiment that will undoubtedly take her life, David must call upon everything he has learned from Helena to save her. In the explosive courtroom drama that follows, all the threads of Helena''s life entwine and tear as Helena and David confront their mistakes, grief, and loss, and discover the only way to save Cindy is to understand what it really means to be human.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: September 19, 2013

Publisher: Center Street

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1599954109

ISBN - 13: 9781599954103

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Unsaid: A Novel

Unsaid: A Novel

by Neil Abramson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: September 19, 2013

Publisher: Center Street

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1599954109

ISBN - 13: 9781599954103

About the Book

Helena Colden, a veterinarian who has just died of breast cancer, is forced to witness the rapid emotional deterioration of her lawyer husband David. Through his court case, all the threads of Helena's life entwine and explode--unexpectedly, painfully, beautifully.

From the Publisher

As a veterinarian, Helena had mercifully escorted thousands of animals to the other side. Now, having died herself, she finds that it is not so easy to move on. She is terrified that her 37 years of life were meaningless, error-ridden, and forgettable. So Helena haunts-- and is haunted by-- the life she left behind. Meanwhile, David, her shattered attorney husband, struggles with grief and the demands of caring for her houseful of damaged and beloved animals. But it is her absence from her last project, Cindy-- a chimpanzee who may unlock the mystery of communication and consciousness-- that will have the greatest impact on all of them.

When Cindy is scheduled for a research experiment that will undoubtedly take her life, David must call upon everything he has learned from Helena to save her. In the explosive courtroom drama that follows, all the threads of Helena''s life entwine and tear as Helena and David confront their mistakes, grief, and loss, and discover the only way to save Cindy is to understand what it really means to be human.

About the Author

Neil Abramsonis a partner in a Manhattan law firm, and his wife is a veterinarian. Abramson is also a past board member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, an award recipient from the ASPCA for his legal work on behalf of animals, and a founding member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Legal Issues Relating to Animals.

Editorial Reviews

"If you love legal dramas...or dogs...or terrific writing...or originality...or people...or discovering wonderful new writers, then Neil Abramson''s UNSAID is a book you simply must read."
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