The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal

Un libro in lingua di Sean Dixon edito da Random House Inc, 2009

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The Lacuna Cabal Montreal Young Women's Book Club loves to bring to life tableaux from the books they read. But when they begin to enact the Epic of Gilgamesh in the early days of the Iraq War, the book begins to enact their lives instead, sending the Cabalists across the globe in search of a wise man who will hopefully have all the answers. Cross-dressing Aline becomes obsessed with the Baghdad Blogger, Missy with the ticking of her biological clock, Romy with Emmy, and Emmy with the creator of the fitzbot, an ambulatory artificial-intelligence experiment. At the center of it all is Runner Coghill and her little brother Neil, who are still mourning the death of their sister and who brought to the group the ten priceless cuneiform Gilgamesh tablets of seemingly ancient origin.

The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal is an offbeat rites-of-passage novel whose characters live out literature with ferocity and passion. It is a funny, quixotic debut that will hold you to its heart, following along with a group of friends who find a family of sorts within their book club, who learn to cope with love, and the lack of it, loss, and the lack of that, and with growing up in a world that is falling apart around them.

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