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  • ISBN: 9781101947395
  • ISBN: 110194739X
  • ISBN: 9781101947401
  • Physical Description: 173 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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Eden Malcom lies in a bed, unable to move or to speak, imprisoned in his own mind. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his hospital room. He has never even met their young daughter. And he will never again see the friend and fellow soldier who didn't make it back home--and who narrates the novel. But on Christmas, the one day Mary is not at his bedside, Eden's re-ordered consciousness comes flickering alive. As he begins to find a way to communicate, some troubling truths about his marriage--and about his life before he went to war--come to the surface.
Subject: Veterans Fiction
Marriage Fiction
People with disabilities Fiction
Hospital patients Fiction
Adultery Fiction
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / War & Military
Genre: Fiction.

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Waiting for Eden : A Novel
Waiting for Eden : A Novel
by Ackerman, Elliot
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Waiting for Eden : A Novel

"Patiently, and unflinchingly, Ackerman is becoming one of the great poet laureates of America's tragic adventurism across the globe." --Pico Iyer Eden lies in a hospital bed, unable to move or speak. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his room. We see them through the eyes of Eden's best friend, a fellow Marine who didn't make it back home--and who must relive the secrets held between all three of them as he waits for Eden to finally, mercifully die and join him in whatever comes after. A breathtakingly spare and shattering novel that explores the unseen aftereffects--and unacknowledged casualties--of war, Waiting for Eden is a piercingly insightful, deeply felt meditation on loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and love. "The Tim O'Brien of our era." -- Vogue "Devastating." -- The Wall Street Journal "Haunting. . . . Daring." -- The Boston Globe "Heart-wrenching." --NPR
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