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Human Traces

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Uitgeverij: Vintage UK
isbn 9780099498070
Paperback, 787 pagina's
Staat: Zeer goed

AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL OF MAGNIFICENT SCOPE Evening StandardIn the 1870s, two ambitious boys from different backgrounds, Jacques Rebi and Thomas Midwinter, find themselves united by a determination to understand how the mind works and whether madness is the price we pay for being human.As pioneering psychiatrists, their quest takes them from an English county lunatic asylum to the plains of Africa, the lecture rooms of Paris and the mountains of Austria and California. They are guided by Thomass devoted sister, Sonia, and by an ex-patient, Katharina, whose arrival exposes profound differences between them. As the concerns of the old century fade and the First World War divides Europe, the two friends are compelled to a tragic revision of all that they have loved and pursued.Moving and challenging in equal measure, Human Traces explores the question of what kind of beings men and women really are.Faulks is beyond doubt a master Financial TimesHis most ambitious novel yet...Love, loyalty, courage, compassion, goodness...these are the poles around which his always skilful storytelling revolves IndependentShocking and enlightening...touching and affecting Daily MailAn epic of a novel...in some ways better than Birdsong, or at least more subtle and far ranging Country Life

19 maart 2015
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