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The Case of Doctor Sachs Winckler, Martin/ Asher, Linda (TRN) 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1583222618
ISBN-13: 9781583222614
Sku: 30798831
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  432
Age Range:  NA
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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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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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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.

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New York Times Book Review
"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." - Claire Dederer 10/22/2000

Kirkus Reviews
"[A]s heartwarming and life-affirming an experience as it is an unpretentiously realistic one." 10/15/2000

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0432
Product attributePublisher:   Seven Stories Press
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