The Way Through Doors

The Way Through Doors

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
With his debut novel, Samedi the Deafness, Jesse Ball emerged as one of our most extraordinary new writers. Now, Ball returns with this haunting tale of love and storytelling, hope and identity.

When Selah Morse sees a young woman get hit by a speeding taxicab, he rushes her to the hospital. The girl has lost her memory; she is delirious and has no identification, so Selah poses as her boyfriend. She is released into his care, but the doctor charges him to keep her awake, and to help her remember her past. Through the long night, he tells her stories, inventing and inventing, trying to get closer to what might be true, and hoping she will recognize herself in one of his tales. Offering up moments of pure insight and unexpected, exuberant humor, The Way Through Doors demonstrates Jesse Ball's great artistry and gift for and narrative.

Baker & Taylor
In his new job as Municipal Inspector, Selah Morse, an amateur pamphleteer, comes to the aid of a young woman struck by a speeding taxi, rushing her to the hospital where he poses as her boyfriend, only to discover that she has amnesia, and takes her home with him to regale her with a series of inventive tales to help her remember her past. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
When Selah Morse sees a young woman get hit by a speeding taxicab, he rushes her to the hospital. The girl has lost her memory; she is delirious and has no identification, so Selah poses as her boyfriend. She is released into his care, but the doctor charges him with keeping her awake and helping her remember her past. Through the long night, Selah tells her stories, inventing and inventing, trying to get closer to what might be true, and hoping she will recognize herself in one of his tales. Offering up moments of pure insight and exuberant humor, The Way Through Doors demonstrates Jesse Ball's artistry and narrative skill.

Baker
& Taylor

In his new job as Municipal Inspector, Selah Morse comes to the aid of a young woman struck by a speeding taxi, rushing her to the hospital where he poses as her boyfriend, only to discover that she has amnesia, and takes her home with him to regale her with a series of inventive tales to help her remember her past.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2009
Description: [228] p. : ill., music ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780307387462
0307387461
Branch Call Number: Ball

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Aug 15, 2015

Unusual construction but interesting and pleasant read.

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