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With his debut novel, Samedi the Deafness, Jesse Ball emerged as one of our most extraordinary new writers. Now, Ball returns with this haunting tale of love and storytelling, hope and identity.

When Selah Morse sees a young woman get hit by a speeding taxicab, he rushes her to the hospital. The girl has lost her memory; she is delirious and has no identification, so Selah poses as her boyfriend. She is released into his care, but the doctor charges him to keep her awake, and to help her remember her past. Through the long night, he tells her stories, inventing and inventing, trying to get closer to what might be true, and hoping she will recognize herself in one of his tales. Offering up moments of pure insight and unexpected, exuberant humor, The Way Through Doors demonstrates Jesse Ball's great artistry and gift for and narrative.

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Jesse Ball (1978-) is an American poet and novelist. He is the

Synopsis:

In his new job as Municipal Inspector, Selah Morse, an amateur pamphleteer, comes to the aid of a young woman struck by a speeding taxi, rushing her to the hospital where he poses as her boyfriend, only to discover that she has amnesia, and takes her home with him to regale her with a series of inventive tales to help her remember her past. Original. 25,000 first printing.

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Jesse Ball (1978-) is an American poet and novelist. He is the author of Samedi the Deafness, released last year by Random House and shortlisted for the 2007 Believer Book Award. His first volume, March Book, appeared in 2004, followed by Vera & Linus (2006), and Parables and Lies (2008). His drawings were published in 2006 in Iceland in the volume Og svo kom nottin. He won the Plimpton Prize in 2008 for his novella, The Early Deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp & Carr. His verse appeared in The Best American Poetry 2006. He is an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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ISBN:
9780307472649
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Ball, Jesse
Author:
Jesse Ball
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090210
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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The Way through Doors
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Product details 240 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307472649 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Jesse Ball (1978-) is an American poet and novelist. He is the
"Synopsis" by , In his new job as Municipal Inspector, Selah Morse, an amateur pamphleteer, comes to the aid of a young woman struck by a speeding taxi, rushing her to the hospital where he poses as her boyfriend, only to discover that she has amnesia, and takes her home with him to regale her with a series of inventive tales to help her remember her past. Original. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Jesse Ball (1978-) is an American poet and novelist. He is the author of Samedi the Deafness, released last year by Random House and shortlisted for the 2007 Believer Book Award. His first volume, March Book, appeared in 2004, followed by Vera & Linus (2006), and Parables and Lies (2008). His drawings were published in 2006 in Iceland in the volume Og svo kom nottin. He won the Plimpton Prize in 2008 for his novella, The Early Deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp & Carr. His verse appeared in The Best American Poetry 2006. He is an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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