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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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