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A Cure for Suicide

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Long-Listed for the National Book Award

From the author of Silence Once Begun, a beguiling new novel about a man starting over at the most basic level and the strange woman who insinuates herself into his life and memory.

A man and a woman have moved into a small house in a small village. The woman is an "examiner", the man her "claimant". The examiner is both doctor and guide, charged with teaching the claimant a series of simple functions: This is a chair, this is a fork, this is how you meet people. She makes notes in her journal about his progress: He is showing improvement, yet his dreams are troubling. One day the examiner brings the claimant to a party, where he meets Hilda, a charismatic but volatile woman whose surprising assertions throw everything the claimant has learned into question. What is this village? Why is he here? And who is Hilda?

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.

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October 2015 : USA Hardback

Title: Cure for Suicide
Author(s): Jesse Ball
ISBN: 1-101-87102-4 / 978-1-101-87102-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Cure for Suicide: A Novel
Author(s): Jesse Ball
ISBN: 1-101-87012-5 / 978-1-101-87012-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Cure for Suicide: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Jesse Ball
ISBN: 1-101-87213-6 / 978-1-101-87213-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2015 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Cure For Suicide, A
Author(s): Jesse Ball
ISBN: 1-925240-03-7 / 978-1-925240-03-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing Company
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Cure for Suicide: A Novel
Author(s): Jesse Ball
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Cure for Suicide: A Novel
Author(s): Jesse Ball
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Cure for Suicide: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Jesse Ball
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Cure for Suicide
Author(s): Jesse Ball
Publisher: Text Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK