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Heroic Measures (Vintage Contemporaries), Ciment, Jill
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Author Name:    Ciment, Jill

Title:   Heroic Measures (Vintage Contemporaries)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Vintage 

ISBN Number:   0307386783 / 9780307386786

Seller ID:   ING9780307386786

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New York City is on high alert--a gasoline truck is "stuck" in the Midtown tunnel and the driver has fled. Through panic and gridlock, Alex and Ruth must transport their beloved old dachshund--whose back legs are suddenly paralyzed--to the animal hospital, using a cutting board as a stretcher. But this is also the weekend when Alex and Ruth must sell the apartment in which they have lived for most of their adult lives. Over the course of forty-eight hours, as the mystery of the missing truck driver terrorizes the city and the dachshund's life hangs in the balance, the bidding war over their apartment becomes a barometer for collective hope and despair. Told in shifting points of view--Alex's, Ruth's, and the little dog's--"Heroic Measures" is a moving, deft novel about urban anxiety and the love that deepens over years.



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