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Perlmans Ordeal: A Novel Brooks Hansen

Perlmans Ordeal: A Novel

Brooks Hansen

Published
ISBN : 9780312267650
Paperback
352 pages
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New York Times Notable Book of the YearOne evening in London in 1906, Dr. August Perlman--classical music lover, hashish devotee, and a scrupulously scientific pioneer of clinical suggestion (or hypnotism)--is about to leave for the symphony when aMoreNew York Times Notable Book of the YearOne evening in London in 1906, Dr. August Perlman--classical music lover, hashish devotee, and a scrupulously scientific pioneer of clinical suggestion (or hypnotism)--is about to leave for the symphony when a hysterical teenage girl is brought into his office. It seems that another girls personality is living inside her. Eventually, in a time just before the age of Freud, a charismatic imposter (Madame Barrett, a spiritualist) and the pioneering doctor must fight a heated battle over this teenagers soul. This novel, as The New York Times Book Review so aptly put it, is extravagantly, even bewilderingly inventive . . . [and] crammed with the stuff of dreams.