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By Jill Ciment

ISBN-10: 0307911705

ISBN-13: 9780307911704

ISBN-10: 0804169705

ISBN-13: 9780804169707

Jill Ciment’s books were hailed as “stunning,” “powerful,” and “provocative.” Alice Sebold has referred to as her works “beautifully written.” Now the writer of Heroic Measures (“Smart and humorous and entirely excellent . . . I enjoyed each page.” —Ann Patchett; “Brave, beneficiant, approximately perfect.” —Los Angeles Times) has given us a modern noir novel that starts off out a comedy of error and turns darker at each hairpin turn.
It’s the summer season of 2015, Brooklyn. the town is sweltering from one other record-breaking warmth wave, this one followed via biblical rains. Edith, a lately retired criminal librarian, and her exact dual sister, Kat, a feckless romantic who’s flawed her personal eccentricity for originality, realize whatever ominous of their corridor closet: it sort of feels to be phosphorescent, it’s a mushroom . . . and it’s sprouting from their wall.
Upstairs, their landlady, Vida Cebu, a Shakespearian actress way more well-known for her television ads for Ziberax (the first girl sexual enhancement capsule) than for her degree paintings, discovers petite Russian woman, a runaway au pair, has been secretly dwelling in her visitor room closet. whilst the police arrest the intruder, they discover a moment mushroom, additionally gleaming, lower than the intruder’s bedding. quickly the HAZMAT squad arrives, and the 4 ladies are pressured to evacuate the tainted row apartment with merely the garments on their backs.
because the mould infestation spreads from row condo to high-rise, and nervous, bewildered New Yorkers wait out this plague (is it an act of God?) on their urban and estate, the 4 ladies develop into stuck up in a centrifugal nightmare.
half horror tale, half screwball comedy, Jill Ciment’s very good suspense novel appears to be like at what occurs while our lives—so likely set and ordered but so precariously balanced—break down within the wake of calamity. it's, in addition, a singular approximately love (familial and profound) and the way it could possibly look from the main not going circumstances.

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