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Turn of Mind

LaPlante, Alice

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ISBN 10: 0802119778 / ISBN 13: 9780802119773
Verlag: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2011
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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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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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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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.

About the Author:

Alice LaPlante is an award-winning writer of both fiction and nonfiction. She teaches creative writing at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer. She also teaches in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. Her fiction has been widely published in Epoch, Southwestern Review, and other literary journals. LaPlante is the author of five books, including the Los Angeles Times best seller, Method and Madness: The Making of a Story. She lives with her family in Northern California.

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