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A CURE FOR SUICIDE - A Novel

Jesse Ball

***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.

***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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***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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne

Length:

7h 48m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:52


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:34


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:00


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:08


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:23


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:21


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:33


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:23


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:50


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:18


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:29