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Strange bodies

a novel

by Marcel Theroux

  • 81 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Transmigration,
  • Forgery,
  • Psychotherapy patients,
  • Identity (Philosophical concept),
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead. In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months. Yet nothing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery, involving unseen letters by the great Dr. Johnson, grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet technology: the Malevin Procedure.

    Edition Notes

    StatementMarcel Theroux
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6070.H38 S77 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination376 pages ;
    Number of Pages376
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26498682M
    ISBN 10144343051X
    ISBN 109781443430517
    LC Control Number2013034018
    OCLC/WorldCa861064021

      "["Strange Bodies "is] a literary science fiction novel as entertaining as it is thought-provoking and disturbing Theroux masterfully braids horror and ontology, Nabokovian doppelgangers and Orwellian satire into a tragicomic narrative that pulls tight as a noose/5(K). But without a doubt, Strange Bodies is a thrill to read.” —The Wall Street Journal “[Theroux] is a superb writer There are beautiful things, real things, tucked in this novel.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times “[Strange Bodies is] a literary science fiction novel as entertaining as it is thought-provoking and disturbing.

      Strange Bodies: In both her life and her narrow but vivid body of work, Carson McCullers claimed a secure (albeit marginal) perch in American literature’s Southern renaissance Gothic wing. More so than with her kinswomen Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty, 5/5.   The nameless protagonist of Eimear McBride’s Strange Hotel – whose story is revealed, apart from a brief passage near the end of the book.

    Gleeson-White's study will be valued by scholars of American literature and gender and queer studies, by students of psychology, by academic libraries, and by readers of Carson McCullers. Strange Bodies is a thoughtful, highly credible analysis that adds dimension to the study of southern by: “Strange Bodies should prompt readers to return to the writings of the extraordinary and often overlooked McCullars. Gleeson-White’s use of Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s strikingly androgynous photograph of McCullers on the book’s cover prepares readers to question preconceptions regarding gender and fixed identities.”—Mississippi Quarterly.


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But without a doubt, Strange Bodies is a thrill to read.” —The Wall Street Journal “[Theroux] is a superb writer There are beautiful things, real things, tucked in this novel.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times “[Strange Bodies is] a literary science fiction novel as entertaining as it is thought-provoking and disturbing Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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