|Forlag||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Gro|
|Emne||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|
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Om Heroic Measures
The basis for the major motion picture5 Flights Upstarring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman.New York City is on high alerta gasoline truck is ';stuck' in the Midtown tunnel and the driver has fled. Through panic and gridlock, Alex and Ruth must transport their beloved old dachshundwhose back legs are suddenly paralyzedto the animal hospital, using a cutting board as a stretcher. But this is also the weekend when Alex and Ruth must sell the apartment in which they have lived for most of their adult lives. Over the course of forty-eight hours, as the mystery of the missing truck driver terrorizes the city and the dachshund's life hangs in the balance, the bidding war over their apartment becomes a barometer for collective hope and despair. Told in shifting points of viewAlex's, Ruth's, and the little dog'sHeroic Measures is a moving, deft novel about urban anxiety and the love that deepens over years.