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Titel: Turn of Mind
Verlag: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good
Art des Buches: Used
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
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: --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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