The Sweep of the Second Hand

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Berkley Books, 2002 - Fiction - 336 pages
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With each passing night, Malcolm Cicchio is losing one minute of sleep. At this rate, he figures, his heart will explode in about sixteen months. But no matter how much time he has left, Malcolm has some things he'd like to get done. For example, he's got to organize a "foreign film festival"-i.e., a screening of Bergman's Wild Strawberries-at the run-down theater he manages, to impress the pretty suicide-hotline volunteer he just met. He still wants to get his wristwatch back from his ex-girlfriend Lena (does she really need it when she's about to marry a cardiologist?). And there was one other thing...oh, yeah-getting a life.

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You won't need many sweeps of the hour hand to get through this book. It's affable, mildly amusing, with some quirky characters and a few awkward scenes that will leave you snickering and shaking your ... Read full review

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Meh, there wasn't anything wrong with it, just wasn't anything really right with it either. For all its attempts at interesting and crazy characters, I thought it was a little boring. Read full review


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Dean Montiis the author of several plays and short stories, and has had his works staged in Chicago and Norfolk, VA. As a journalist for a large trade magazine, he has written many feature articles, and has read his work on WBEZ, National Public Radio in Chicago.


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