Half Life: A Novel

July 3, 2007|
Half Life: A Novel by Shelley Jackson
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“Ingenious, sensual, gleeful. . . . It demands of its readers only imagination, and rewards them with hilarity, terror, and marvels.”-Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn

Nora and Blanche are cojoined twins. Nora, the dominant twin, thirsts for love and adventure, while Blanche has been asleep for nearly 30 years. Determined to shed herself of her her sister''s dead weight, Nora leaves for London in search of the mysterious Unity Foundation, which promises to make two one.

But once Nora arrives in London, the past begins to surface, forcing her into a most reluctant voyage into memory-a search for meaning and understanding, that will push Nora to the brink of insanity. Grotesque, funny, and dazzlingly told, Shelley Jackson''s first novel is an imaginative and touching portrait of two lives in a cleft world yearning for wholeness.

Nora and Blanche are conjoined twins. Nora is strong, funny, and deeply independent, thirsting for love and adventure. Blanche, by contrast, has been asleep for twenty years. Sick of carrying her sister's dead weight, Nora wants her other half gone for good—a desire that takes her from San Francisco to London in search of the Unity Fou...
Title:Half Life: A Novel
Product dimensions:448 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.01 in
Shipping dimensions:448 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.01 in
Published:July 3, 2007
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060882365

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