By Meghan O'Rourke
W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393064759, 87pp.

Publication Date: April 2007

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The insomniac speakers in "Halflife" are coming of age in a mythical world full of threat and promise. Seeking their true selves amid the fallen cathedrals of America, they speak wryly of destructive love affairs, aesthetic obsession, and encroaching war, but refuse to abandon hope in the power of imagination.

About the Author
Meghan O'Rourke is the author of the memoir The Long Goodbye and the poetry collections "Once" and "Halflife". She is a cultural critic for "Slate", and her essays and poems have appeared in "The New Yorker, The Nation, "and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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