The Case of Doctor Sachs

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Bruno Sachs is a country doctor who makes house calls and feels deeply for his patients. There are broken bones, unwanted pregnancies, people without the will to live, a friend dying of cancer. His pity for his fellow creatures is both his motivating force and his own untreatable condition. Among the deaths, love affairs, and small town gossip, a love story emerges at the heart of the novel-between Dr. Sachs and a young woman upon whom he once performed an abortion.
The Case of Dr. Sachs is a novel filled with voices of silent suffering and arias of quiet joy, and one dedicated to the notion that literature, like medicine, can save lives.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781583222614
SKU 30798831
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1583222618
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
Praise
"In this lively translation by Linda Asher, Winckler indulges in the kind of writing the French call experimentalism and the rest of us call plain old showing off....Winckler's use of the second person makes elegant sense: this is the right voice for recounting a life defined by other people's demands. Other rhetorical gambits prove more gimmicky....Dr. Sach's love affair returns the reader to novelistic terra firma, and not a moment too soon."
"[A]s heartwarming and life-affirming an experience as it is an unpretentiously realistic one."
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Annotation Dr. Sachs is the doctor in a small French town, and this portrait is painted by various members of the community, all of whom speak to the doctor directly, addressing him in the second person. It contains diatribes against the medical establishment, laments about human stupidity, and an unexpected love story.
Editors Note Bruno Sachs is a country doctor who makes house calls and feels deeply for his patients. There are broken bones, unwanted pregnancies, people without the will to live, a friend dying of cancer. His pity for his fellow creatures is both his motivating force and his own untreatable condition. Among the deaths, love affairs, and small town gossip, a love story emerges at the heart of the novel-between Dr. Sachs and a young woman upon whom he once performed an abortion.The Case of Dr. Sachs is a novel filled with voices of silent suffering and arias of quiet joy, and one dedicated to the notion that literature, like medicine, can save lives.
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