Abe Gilman's Ending

Abe Gilman's Ending

by Glenn Frank


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Recently widowed, confined to a wheelchair, and placed in an elderly-care facility, Abe Gilman wants no part in any of the activities of the other residents, preferring to live out his life in cynical near-isolation.But among those activities is a collective oral history project that two of the members, Samuel Hersh and Hannah Cohen, are attempting to turn into a book. The two of them fall in love while writing the intriguing story-within-a-story about the young man Elie Wasserman, whose father has disappeared during WWII. Is he alive or dead? Is he a hero or something very different? Hannah's sudden death drives Hersh to end Elie's story with the bitterness and depression he now feels. Gilman, a former teacher, has grown to respect the project, and rejoins life by offering an inspiring and effective ending, Abe Gilman's ending.Author Glenn Frank has structured this fine novel uniquely, telling it in alternating narratives and justifying two complementary endings. This is a major tour de force by a writer who deserves fiction readers' attention.

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ISBN-13: 9780825305115
Publisher: Beaufort Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Winner of the 1999 Bruce P. Rossley Literary Award for Best New Voice, Glenn Frank's first love is writing fiction. Abe Gilman's Ending is his first novel. He has received a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws from Boston University, both in 1983. Frank and his wife Cathy live in Plymouth, MA. They have two children.

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