The Man Who Walked Away

Product Number: EB00636931
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781620403129
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Description

In a trance-like state, Albert walks-from Bordeaux to Poitiers, from Chaumont to Macon, and farther afield to Turkey, Austria, Russia-all over Europe. When he walks, he is called a vagrant, a mad man. He is chased out of towns and villages, ridiculed and imprisoned. When the reverie of his walking ends, he's left wondering where he is, with no memory of how he got there. His past exists only in fleeting images.Loosely based on the case history of Albert Dadas, a psychiatric patient in the hospital of St. AndrE in Bordeaux in the nineteenth century, The Man Who Walked Away imagines Albert's wanderings and the anguish that caused him to seek treatment with a doctor who would create a diagnosis for him, a narrative for his pain. In a time when mental health diagnosis is still as much art as science, Maud Casey takes us back to its tentative beginnings and offers us an intimate relationship between one doctor and his patient as, together, they attempt to reassemble a lost life. Through Albert she gives us a portrait of a man untethered from place and time who, in spite of himself, kept setting out, again and again, in search of wonder and astonishment.

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Author(s): Maud Casey
Original Publish Date: Mar 04, 2014

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Author(s): Maud Casey
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number C03189
Released: Aug 21, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490619248
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Author(s): Maud Casey
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number Z08202
Released: Jul 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490619255
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Author(s): Maud Casey
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number MP1354
Released: Sep 02, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490626024

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