Human Traces

Human Traces

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/07/2006
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Human Traces
Human Traces
Set on the brink of WW2 and in the era of eminent physicians, two aspiring doctors set up a sanatorium in Germany aiming to cure diseases of the mind. Thou... READ MORE
Georgie Oatley


'An extraordinary novel of magnificent scope' Evening Standard As young boys both Jacques Rebière and Thomas Midwinter become fascinated with trying to understand the human mind. As psychiatrists, their quest takes them from the squalor of the Victorian lunatic asylum to the crowded lecture halls of the renowned Professor Charcot in Paris; from the heights of the Sierra Madre in California to the plains of unexplored Africa. As the concerns of the old century fade and the First World War divides Europe, the two men's volatile relationship develops and changes, but is always tempered by one exceptional woman; Thomas's sister Sonia. Moving and challenging in equal measure, Human Traces explores the question of what kind of beings men and women really are. 'Shocking and enlightening...touching and affecting' Daily Mail

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099458265
  • Number of pages: 800
  • Weight: 574g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 39 mm

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Human Traces
Excellent but flawed book
This is a book with an enormous scope, to cover the entire lives of its protaganists, throughout a period of history that changed more rapidly than any oth... READ MORE
Human Traces
Human Traces
Very hard going!
Kerry Newman
Human Traces
Excellent thought provoking Book
This is a complex and wonderful book that stays with you long after you’ve finished it. Sebastian Faulks never disappoints.
Daphne King