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The doctor stories

Author: Richard Selzer
Publisher: New York : Picador USA, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A novella, stories and essays. The novella, Avalanche, which is set in Argentina, is on a city woman's doomed romance with a gaucho, while in Whither Thou Goest a wife makes a gift of her dead husband's body parts, the story based on the author's experience as a surgeon.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Selzer
ISBN: 0312186878 9780312186876
OCLC Number: 38150383
Description: viii, 389 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Avalanche --
Angel, tuning a lute --
Whither thou goest --
Imelda --
Fetishes --
Tube feeding --
Pipistrel --
The masked marvel's last toehold --
Mercy --
Poe's light-house --
Tillim --
Sarcophagus --
Pages from a wound dresser's diary --
The mirror: a tale of Aran --
Alexis St. Martin --
Raccoon --
Four appointments with the discus thrower --
Luis --
Imagine a woman --
"The black swan" revisited --
Tom and Lily --
A worm from my notebook --
Witness --
Chatterbox --
Impostor --
Semiprivate, female --
Brute.
Responsibility: Richard Selzer.

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A novella, stories and essays. The novella, Avalanche, which is set in Argentina, is on a city woman's doomed romance with a gaucho, while in Whither Thou Goest a wife makes a gift of her dead husband's body parts, the story based on the author's experience as a surgeon.

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