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The Story of Forgetting (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 11411466

Stefan Merrill Block was born in 1982 and grew up in Plano, Texas. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004.The Story of Forgetting is his first novel. He lives in Brooklyn.


From the Hardcover edition.
Abel Haggard is an elderly hunchback who haunts the remnants of his family’s farm in the encroaching shadow of the Dallas suburbs, adrift in recollections of those he loved and lost long ago. Hundreds of miles to the south, in Austin, Seth Waller is a teenage “Master of Nothingness”—a prime specimen of that gangly breed of adolescent that vanishes in a puff of sarcasm at the slightest threat of human contact. When his mother is diagnosed with a rare disease, Seth sets out on a quest to find her lost relatives and uncover the truth of her genetic history. Though neither knows of the other’s existence, Abel and Seth are linked by a dual legacy: the disease that destroys the memories of those they love, and the story of Isidora—a land without memory where nothing is ever possessed, so nothing can be lost.

Blending myth, science, and dazzling storytelling, Stefan Merrill Block’s extraordinary first novel illuminates the hard-learned truth that only through the loss of what we consider precious can we understand the value of what remains.

Specs

ISBN 9780812979824
Genre FICTION / Literary
Format Paperback
Pages 333
Publisher Date 2009-04-07 00:00:00.0
Publisher Random House Inc
Copyright Year 2009
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.56 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Block, Stefan Merrill
Country of Origin United States

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