About The Half-Life of Everything:
How Do Good People Handle Terrible Luck?
David and Kate are happily married fifty somethings when she’s diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s. He has never been unfaithful, but after several years of losing Kate more each day, he wonders: What is a married widower supposed to do?
Two strong-willed women intervene and everyone finds themselves making unexpected choices.
Can any marriage withstand the transformation of one partner into someone who is lost? When does a marriage end? The Half-Life of Everything, realistic in every detail except for one speculative twist, places David in the unwelcome situation of loving two women. Must he be the good and faithful husband he’s always been, or is he deserving of a second chance? the novel is a modern study of marriage and love — and of friendship, the overlooked foundation of both romantic and everyday life.
A deftly crafted novel by an author with a genuine flair for originality and narrative driven storytelling.The Half-Life of Everything is a thoroughly absorbing and thought-provoking read from beginning to end.
— Midwest Book Review
“Gang’s probing and emotional novel about loss, recovery, and renewal follows a messily imperfect family through some of the most difficult and rewarding years of their lives. Her grounded prose echoes the weight of the family’s hardest decisions, with a style reminiscent of Anne Tyler. Full of life and love, Gang’s debut novel is heartwarming and genuine.”
About Deborah Carol Gang: The short fiction of Deborah Carol Gang has been published in Literarymama, Bluestem Journal and The Driftless Review.
Her poetry has appeared in JJournal/CUNY, New Verse News, The Michigan Poet, Arsenic Lobster, and The Liberal Media Made Me Do It.
Her research as a clinical psychologist has been published in Education and Treatment of Children.
Originally from Washington, D.C., she moved to St. Paul to attend Macalester College and then to graduate school in Kalamazoo, Michigan (Western Michigan University), where she remained for her work as a psychotherapist and because of her love of the Great Lake one hour to the West.
Still living in Kalamazoo, she has a Midwestern accent and now writes full-time. The Half-Life of Everything is her first novel.
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Debora Carol Gang
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