A Cure for Suicide (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)
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A man and a woman have moved into a small house in a small village. The woman is an "examiner," charged with teaching the man a series of simple functions this is a chair, this is a fork, this is how you meet people. Still, the man is haunted by strange dreams, and when he meets a charismatic, volatile young woman named Hilda at a party, it throws everything he has learned into question. What is this village? And why is he here?
A fascinating novel of love, illness, despair, and betrayal, A Cure for Suicide is the most captivating novel yet from one of our most audacious and original young writers.
About the Author
Born in New York in 1978, Jesse Ball is the author of fourteen books, including the novels Samedi the Deafness and How to Set a Fire and Why. His prizewinning works of absurdity have been published to acclaim in many parts of the world and translated into more than a dozen languages. He is on the facultyat the School of the Art Institute of Chicago."