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The Resource Island of the mad : a novel, Laurie Sheck

Island of the mad : a novel, Laurie Sheck

Label
Island of the mad : a novel
Title
Island of the mad
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Sheck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Following on the heels of her exciting and widely acclaimed A Monster's Notes, and with Sheck's characteristic brilliance of language, Island of the Mad follows the solitary, hunchbacked Ambrose A., as he sets out on a mysterious journey to Venice in search of a lost notebook he knows almost nothing about. Eventually he arrives in San Servolo, the Island of the Mad, in the Venetian Lagoon, only a few minutes' boat-ride from Venice. At the island's old, abandoned hospital which has been turned into a conference center, he discovers a mess of papers in a drawer, and among them the correspondence and notes of two of the island's former inhabitants-a woman with a rare genetic illness which causes the afflicted to gradually become unable to sleep until, increasingly hallucinatory and feverish, they essentially die of sleeplessness; and her friend, a man who experiences epileptic seizures. As the sleepless woman's eyesight fails, she wants only one thing-that her friend read to her from Dostoevsky's great novel, The Idiot, a book she loves but can no longer read herself. As Ambrose follows their strange tale, everything he has ever known or thought is called into question"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sheck, Laurie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H3917
LC item number
I77 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • San Servolo Island (Italy)
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Hospital patients
  • Sanatoriums
  • FICTION
Label
Island of the mad : a novel, Laurie Sheck
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1693161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9781619028357
Lccn
2016020231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1693161
  • (OCoLC)951915887
Label
Island of the mad : a novel, Laurie Sheck
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1693161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
437 pages
Isbn
9781619028357
Lccn
2016020231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1693161
  • (OCoLC)951915887

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