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Turn of Mind

LaPlante, Alice

Verlag: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2011
ISBN 10: 0802119778 / ISBN 13: 9780802119773
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Titel: Turn of Mind

Verlag: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 2011

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Art des Buches: Used

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Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Jacket is lightly marked and scored. Upper edges are lightly creased and warped. Leading corners and spine foot are very lightly worn. Hardcover spine ends and edges are lightly bumped. One or two very light marks on page block. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HJW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 294523

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Inhaltsangabe: A stunning first novel, both literary and thriller, about a retired orthopedic surgeon with dementia, "Turn of Mind" has already received worldwide attention. With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity, Alice LaPlante brings us deep into a brilliant woman's deteriorating mind, where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curse.
As the book opens, Dr. Jennifer White's best friend, Amanda, who lived down the block, has been killed, and four fingers surgically removed from her hand. Dr. White is the prime suspect and she herself doesn't know whether she did it. Told in White's own voice, fractured and eloquent, a picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate, complex alliance between these life-long friends--two proud, forceful women who were at times each other's most formidable adversaries. As the investigation into the murder deepens and White's relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children intensify, a chilling question lingers: is White's shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her to hide it?
A startling portrait of a disintegrating mind clinging to bits of reality through anger, frustration, shame, and unspeakable loss, "Turn of Mind" is a remarkable debut that examines the deception and frailty of memory and how it defines our very existence.

Rezension: "Hey readers, Alice LaPlante has arrived."Turn of Mind"features a crazy-smart narrator in a gripping family drama that is itself a brilliant murder mystery. LaPlante possesses both the wild audacity to attempt such a tour-de-force and the pure talent to pull it off. Totally compelling, dark and yet at moments also darkly funny, completely unforgettable. Lord knows what LaPlante will write next. I can't wait."--Colin Harrison, author of"Afterburn"and"Risk"
"An electrifying book, impossible to put down. Gripping, thought-provoking, humane, funny, tragic, it is masterfully done, a tour de force that can't be a first novel--and yet it is. I'll read whatever LaPlante writes next, and the sooner the better."--Ann Packer, author of"The Dive from Clausen's Pier"
"This extraordinarily crafted debut novel guides the reader through family drama that is becoming all too familiar. That the author is able to do it so convincingly through the eyes and voice of [a woman with Alzheimer's]

"Haunting . . . [A] startling portrait of a fiercely intelligent woman struggling mightily to hold on to her sense of self. . . . This masterfully written debut is fascinating on so many levels, from its poignant and inventive depiction of a harrowing illness to its knowing portrayal of the dark complexities of friendship and marriage."--"Booklist" (starred review)
"As the narrator's mind is devoured by dementia, she struggles to remember the extent of her involvement in her best friend's murder. LaPlante's characters are completely convincing, the plotting masterful."--Donna Leon
"Alice La Plante's brilliantly original novel took me not simply into the life of a woman falling apart, but directly into her crumbling brain as she tries desperately to keep her sense of her own identity from slipping away. She held me there for three hundred riveting pages--and for weeks after I'd turned the last one. If one of the measures of wonderful fiction is its capacity to grant a read

"An electrifying book, impossible to put down. Gripping, thought-provoking, humane, funny, tragic, it is masterfully done, a tour de force that can't be a first novel--and yet it is. I'll read whatever LaPlante writes next, and the sooner the better."--Ann Packer
"A uniquely entertaining murder mystery. LaPlante's portrayal of the prime suspect's escalating dementia is gripping, unnerving, and utterly brilliant."--Lisa Genova
"Haunting . . . [A] startling portrait of a fiercely intelligent woman struggling mightily to hold on to her sense of self. . . . This masterfully written debut is fascinating on so many levels, from its poignant and inventive depiction of a harrowing illness to its knowing portrayal of the dark complexities of friendship and marriage."--"Booklist" (starred review)
""Turn of Mind" blindfolds the reader and spins her around, gives her a push into a maze of echoes. Alice LaPlante's debut is a tricky nouveau nouveau roman, rife with danger."--Ste

"LaPlante's literary novel explores uncharted territory, imagining herself into a mind, one slipping, fading, spinning away from her protagonist. . . . LaPlante tells the story poignantly, gracefully, and artistically. Jennifer White, as a physician, as a wife, as a mother, leaps from the pages as a powerful character. . . . A haunting story masterfully told."--"Kirkus "(starred review)
"An electrifying book, impossible to put down. Gripping, thought-provoking, humane, funny, tragic, it is masterfully done, a tour de force that can't be a first novel--and yet it is. I'll read whatever LaPlante writes next, and the sooner the better."--Ann Packer
"A uniquely entertaining murder mystery. LaPlante's portrayal of the prime suspect's escalating dementia is gripping, unnerving, and utterly brilliant."--Lisa Genova
"Haunting . . . [A] startling portrait of a fiercely intelligent woman struggling mightily to hold on to her sense of self. . . . This masterfully written debu

--An NPR, "Vogue," and "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" Summer Reading Pick
"An electrifying book, impossible to put down. Gripping, thought-provoking, humane, funny, tragic, it is masterfully done, a tour de force that can't be a first novel--and yet it is. I'll read whatever LaPlante writes next, and the sooner the better."--Ann Packer
"A uniquely entertaining murder mystery. LaPlante's portrayal of the prime suspect's escalating dementia is gripping, unnerving, and utterly brilliant."--Lisa Genova
"Haunting . . . [A] startling portrait of a fiercely intelligent woman struggling mightily to hold on to her sense of self. . . . This masterfully written debut is fascinating on so many levels, from its poignant and inventive depiction of a harrowing illness to its knowing portrayal of the dark complexities of friendship and marriage."--"Booklist" (starred review)
"LaPlante's literary novel explores uncharted territory, imagining herself into a mind, one slipping, o

--An NPR, "Vogue," "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel," and "Globe and Mail" Summer Reading Pick
"To call "Turn of Mind" a thriller--or a chronicle of illness, or a saga of friendship for that matter--would confine it to a genre it transcends. This is a portrait of an unstable mind, an expansive, expertly wrought imagining of memory's failures and potential. . . . In LaPlante's vivid prose, [Dr. White's] waning mind proves a prism instead of a prison, her memory refracted to rich, sensual effect. There are moments of steely, surgical calm, the language tight and fractured . . . and there are moments of blooming, antic poetry. . . . LaPlante has imagined a lunatic landscape well. The twists and turns of mind this novel charts are haunting and original."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Gripping . . . Skillfull . . . Unique . . . [A] compelling whodunit . . . . LaPlante has created an unforgettable portrait of the process of forgetting."--"The Washington Post Book World"

--A "New York Times" Editor's Choice
--An NPR, "Vogue," "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel," and "Globe and Mail" Summer Reading Pick
"To call "Turn of Mind" a thriller--or a chronicle of illness, or a saga of friendship for that matter--would confine it to a genre it transcends. This is a portrait of an unstable mind, an expansive, expertly wrought imagining of memory's failures and potential. . . . In LaPlante's vivid prose, [Dr. White's] waning mind proves a prism instead of a prison, her memory refracted to rich, sensual effect. There are moments of steely, surgical calm, the language tight and fractured . . . and there are moments of blooming, antic poetry. . . . LaPlante has imagined a lunatic landscape well. The twists and turns of mind this novel charts are haunting and original."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Gripping . . . Skilfull . . . Unique . . . [A] compelling whodunit . . . . LaPlante has created an unforgettable portrait of the process of forgetting."--"The Washington Post Book World"
"Rare . . . LaPlante's fine novel is both lyrical and shocking." --"Boston Globe"
"Remarkably poignant . . . An artful, ambitious, and arresting attempt to capture the thoughts and feelings, by turns confused, conspiratorial, canny, and clear, of a person in the throes of mental illness . . . LaPlante reminds us all, passionately, that no matter what the state of our health, reality can be elusive and subjective."--"The San Francisco Chronicle "
"Expertly paced . . . A stunning act of imagination."--"Chicago Tribune"
"This book is to 2011 what Anna Quindlen's "Every Last One" was to 2010--the dread-filled, un-putdownable page turner. . . . Skillfully written in the memory-loss first person, the book combines murder mystery with family drama, bringing new meaning to the term 'psychological thriller.'"--"Vanity Fair"
"Haunting . . . Blackly humorous . . . Remarkable . . . [Told in] the crisp, super-intelligent, and brutal

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