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Us

(2005)
(How Much of Us There Was)
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A husband wakes up to find that his wife has had a seizure during the night. The husband calls an ambulance and his wife is rushed to a hospital where she lies in a coma. By day, the husband sits beside his wife and tries to think of ways to wake her up. At night, the husband sleeps in the chair next to his wife's bedside dreaming that she will wake up. He wants to be able to take her back home. years later, the story of this long and loving marriage is retold by their grandson. He wants to understand his grandmother's life and death, what it meant to his grandfather, and what it means to hi. he wants to understand - in his own words - "how love can accumulate between two people."



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"Michael Kimball never ceases to astonish. He is a hero of contemporary fiction." - Sam Lipsyte


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March 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: How Much of Us There Was
Author(s): Michael Kimball
ISBN: 0-00-719341-6 / 978-0-00-719341-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Us
Author(s): Michael Kimball
ISBN: 0-615-43046-5 / 978-0-615-43046-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyrant Books
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: How Much of Us There Was
Author(s): Michael Kimball
ISBN: 0-00-719342-4 / 978-0-00-719342-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Us
Author(s): Michael Kimball
Publisher: Tyrant Books
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