Dying Young

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Doubleday, 1990 - Fiction - 277 pages
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Victor, a 33-year-old intellectual, has decided to end his treatment for leukemia and live out the remainder of his life in a small coastal community. He falls in love with the girl he hired to care for him, and their romance is fraught with uncertainty.

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Eager to escape her aimless existence and the tyranny of her mother's home, Hilary begins by answering an ad for a caretaker and ends by becoming the lover of the man who hired her. But this is no ... Read full review


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MARTI LEIMBACH is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller "Dying Young," which was made into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts. Born in Washington, D.C., she attended the Creative Writing program at the University of California, Irvine, and Harvard University. She currently lives in England and teaches at Oxford University's Creative Writing program.

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