Half the Kingdom - Lore Segal

With four novels, a novella, and about fifty years of experience, Segal’s style has grown beyond her autobiographical beginnings to become brief but precise, buoyant but unfeeling. In Half the Kingdom, she picks on a now-retired professor (Joe Bernstine) who appeared in her previous novel, Shakespeare's Kitchen, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer and took place on a small, isolated liberal arts campus. Old age finds Bernstine in New York, trying to write a compendium of all the ways one can die, for which a writerly friend and hospital ward provide material both entertaining and profound. Surrounded by “sixty-two-pluses,” face-to-face with old age’s extremes, Segal masterly uses her satire to pick apart and ebb the anxieties of life's bittersweet twilight.

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$23.95
ISBN: 9781612193021
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Published: Melville House Publishing - October 1st, 2013

Half the Kingdom: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781612193922
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Published: Melville House - November 4th, 2014

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