I have been sleuthing my mother's symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I see myself as an unwilling detective with a desire for justice, is her illness an unsolved crime? If so, who is the villain and who is the victim? Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother's unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant comp...
Publisher: Dreamscape Media; Unabridged edition (November 29, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 5 inches
Amazon Rank: 6797375
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What a strange and wonderful book this was. The absurd, dreamlike narrative won't be for everyone, but it was most definitely for me. Of the four books on the Man Booker longlist that I've read so far, this is the one that rises above.Sofia is a youn...
utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant--their very last chance--in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis. But Dr. Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine, and as the treatment progresses, Sofia's mother's illness becomes increasingly baffling. Sofia's role as detective--tracking her mother's symptoms in an attempt to find the secret motivation for her pain--deepens as she discovers her o