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The Last Hiccup by Christopher Meades
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What happens when the only way you know how to live is with the constant metronome of hiccups every 3.7 seconds? That convulsive yelp, screaming through your system on the clock, you time your life by that sound.

Vladimir's tale is an exquisite journey that takes us from a tiny village in Russia to Moscow to a rural monastery in Mongolia, and back to Russia again, spanning the period of pre- and post-World War II. It is a tale of comedy, tragedy, love, betrayal, and the phenomenon that happens when a 20-year old man with an 8-year old's mind steps out of time into a world vastly different than the one he knows, filled with distrust, fire, massacre, and war.

The Last Hiccup is a picaresque through the soul, the phrenic nerve, and the human condition. Except more awesome.

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