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Half the Kingdom

Half the Kingdom( )
Author: Segal, Lore
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Melville House Publishing
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $23.95
Book Description:

Half the Kingdom is a brilliant dark comedy about life, death and growing old in post-9/11 America - a place where paranoia and hysteria mask deeper fears about mortality and the broken medical system. Characters from Segal's earlier novels are part of the cast whose lives intersect at Manhattan's Cedars of Lebanon emergency room - where doctors have noticed a growth in Alzheimers. People who seemed perfectly lucid just a day earlier exhibit signs of advanced dementia. Is it just...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Humorous / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 8.79 x 0.71 Inches
Book Weight:0.693 Pounds
Author Biography
Segal, Lore (Author)
Lore Segal is a writer, educator, and reviewer. She was born in Vienna, Austria, on March 8, 1928. Segal earned her B.A. in English from Bedford College, University of London, in 1948.

Segal taught writing and English at Columbia University, Princeton University, Sarah Lawrence College, Bennington College, the University of Illinois, and The Ohio State University. She has published short stories, articles, and reviews in such periodicals as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, New Republic, and the New York Times Book Review. Segal also wrote fiction for both children and adults.

Segal received grants from the Council of Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. She was a Guggenheim fellow in 1965-66 and received the Academy of Arts and Letters Award in 1986. Her book, Shakespeare's Kitchen, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008.


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