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Restlessness A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Aritha Van Herk
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0889951853
ISBN-13: 9780889951853
Sku: 30446448
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  193
 
Desperate to find a home, a restless, wandering woman determines that the only way she can appease her terrible homesickness is to occupy the still center of death. Unable to commit suicide, she hires a professional killer and contracts him to murder her, by her choice and on her terms.

"Restlessness" chronicles their meeting and its unexpected story and outcome. In an effort to dissuade the woman from death, her killer elicits from her stories about her travels.

In this reversal of Sheherazade, who saves her life through a continuous story," Restlessness" becomes a story about how to avoid story, a travel book about how to evade travel, a manual for how to stay put. Breathtaking in the tension of its incipient murder, this novel will not permit the reader to break the thread of watching and waiting that both death and travel conjure.

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Desperate to find a home, a restless, wandering woman determines that the only way she can appease her terrible homesickness is to occupy the still center of death. Unable to commit suicide, she hires a professional killer and contracts with him to murder her, by her choice and on her terms. The novel chronicles their meeting, and chronicles its unexpected story and its outcome. In an effort to dissuade the woman from death, her killer elicits from her stories about her travels. In this reversal of Sheherazade, who saves her life through a continuous story, Restlessness becomes a story about how to avoid story, a travel book about how to evade travel, a manual for how to stay put. Breathtaking in the tension of its incipient murder, this novel will not permit the reader to break the thread of watching and waiting that both death and travel conjure.A restless, wandering woman, whose life and work is to travel, determines that the only way she can appease her terrible homesickness is to occupy the still center of death. Unable to commit suicide, she hires a professional killer and contracts him to kill her, by her choice and on her terms. In an effort to dissuade her from death, her killer elicits from her stories about her travels. In this reversal of Sheherazade, who saves her life through a continuous story, Restlessness becomes a story about how to avoid story, a travel book about how to evade travel, a manual for how to stay put.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0193
Product attributePublisher:   Red Deer Press
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