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The Book of Dahlia: A Novel
The Book of Dahlia: A Novel Elisa Albert 0743291301 9780743291309 From the author of the critically acclaimed story collectionHow This Night Is Differentcomes a dark, arresting, fearlessly funny story of one young womans terminal
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The Book of Dahlia: A Novel by Elisa Albert

From the author of the critically acclaimed story collectionHow This Night Is Differentcomes a dark, arresting, fearlessly funny story of one young womans terminal illness. InThe Book of Dahlia, Elisa Albert walks a dazzling line between gravitas and irreverence, mining an exhilarating blend of skepticism and curiosity, compassion and candor, high and low culture.Meet Dahlia Finger: twenty-nine, depressed, whip-smart, occasionally affable, bracingly honest, resolutely single, and perennially unemployed. She spends her days stoned in front of the TV, watching the same movies repeatedly, like a form of prayer. But Dahlias so-called life is upended by an aggressive, inoperable brain tumor.Stunned and uncomprehending, Dahlia must work toward reluctant emotional reckoning with the aid of a questionable self-help guide. She obsessively revisits the myriad heartbreaks, disappointments, rages, and regrets that comprise the story of her life -- from her parents haphazard Israeli courtship to her kibbutz conception; from the role of beloved daughter and little sister to that of abandoned, suicidal adolescent; from an affluent childhood in Los Angeles to an aimless existence in the gentrified wilds of Brooklyn; from a girl with options to a girl with none -- convinced that cancer struck because she herself is somehow at fault.With her take-no-prisoners perspective, her depressive humor, and her extreme vulnerability, Dahlia Finger is an unforgettable anti-heroine. This staggering portrait of one young womans life and death confirms Elisa Albert as a witty, incisive (Variety) and even wonder-inducing writer (Time Out New York).

Author: Elisa Albert

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: Free Press

Publication Date: 2009-03-10

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ISBN: 0743291301


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