The Resource The man who walked away : a novel, Maud Casey

The man who walked away : a novel, Maud Casey

Label
The man who walked away : a novel
Title
The man who walked away
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maud Casey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Loosely based on the case history of Albert Dadas, a psychiatric patient in the hospital of St. Andre in Bordeaux in the nineteenth century, this novel imagines Albert's wanderings and the anguish that caused him to seek treatment with a doctor who would create a diagnosis for him
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10277449
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Casey, Maud
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Psychotherapy patients
Target audience
adult
Label
The man who walked away : a novel, Maud Casey
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9781620403112
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781620403112
Label
The man who walked away : a novel, Maud Casey
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9781620403112
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781620403112

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