Unsaid: A Novel

Paperback | June 5, 2012

byNeil Abramson

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In thisUSA Todaybestselling debut novel, Neil Abramson explores the beauty and redemptive power of human-animal relationships and the true meaning of communication in all of its diverse forms.
As a veterinarian, Helena was required to choose when to end the lives of the terminally ill animals in her care. Now that she has died, she is afraid to face them and finally admit to herself that her thirty-seven years of life were meaningless, error-ridden, and forgettable. So Helena lingers, a silent observer haunted by the life she left behind-her shattered attorney husband, David; her houseful of damaged but beloved animals; and her final project, Cindy, a chimpanzee trained to use sign language who may be able to unlock the mysteries of animal communication and consciousness.
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 what it really means to be human.

Abramson''s next novel, JUST LIFE, published in May 2016.

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In thisUSA Todaybestselling debut novel, Neil Abramson explores the beauty and redemptive power of human-animal relationships and the true meaning of communication in all of its diverse forms.As a veterinarian, Helena was required to choose when to end the lives of the terminally ill animals in her care. Now that she has died, she is afraid to face them and finally admit to herself that her thirty...

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, a founding member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Legal Issues Relating to Animals, and once represented a dolphin named Kama as a plaintiff in federal court.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:Center StreetLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1599954095

ISBN - 13:9781599954097

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read. Felt like I was right there. Great read about life and death. If you are an animal lover don't miss this book. Everything comes full circle.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unsaid Started a little slow but picked up the pace quickly . excellent story, a tear jerker at the end. Would read him again in a heartbeat.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haunting; a must-read for animal lovers. This is a book that you cannot put down, but wish that it would never end. One of the very few books that I will read again. Beautifully written, heart-wrenching and soul-filling. Loved every second of this wonderful novel. Mr. Abramson got it so right in his debut novel; I'll keep looking for anything else this man writes!
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unsaid Haunting and heart-warming. This is one of the very few books that I will read twice. I couldn't put it down and yet didn't want it to end. If you love animals, this is a must-read!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unsaid Get your tissue before you start reading. This book is almost uncomfortably realistic. It is a beautifully told story of what are the most heart wrenching times in a person's life. If you have a special pet in your life, you will see yourself in these pages.
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unsaid I loved this book. It made me smile, cry, and really made me think about a lot of tough topics. I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from unsaid Great read, especially if you like animals.
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Want a good book? Read this one! I read it in 3 days....This is a must read if you have any compassion for animals! The author has done an excellent job of researching details that fit so nicely into the story. I love how the book grabbed me from the first page. This isn't an adventure book, but the story is so compelling... I just couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2012-07-30