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Sebastian Faulks: Human Traces

Sixteen year olds, Jacques Rebiere and Thomas Midwinter, come from different countries and contrasting families, yet they are united by an ambition to understand how the mind works in sickness and in health and whether madness is the price we pay for being what we are. As psychiatrists, their quest takes them from the squalor of the Victorian lunatic asylum to the crowded lecture halls of the great Professor Charcot in Paris; from the heights of the Sierra Madre in California to the plains of unexplored Africa. Their search is made urgent by the case of Jacques's brother Olivier, for whose severe illness no name has yet been found. Thomas's sister Sonia becomes the pivotal figure in the volatile relationship between the two men, which threatens to explode with the arrival in their Austrian sanatorium of an enigmatic patient, Fraulein Katharina von A, whose illness epitomises all that divides them.

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2005

Vintage, London, 2006
610 oldal · ISBN: 9780099458265

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