The Sickness

The Sickness

1st US Edition

Paperback (06 Mar 2012)

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“Blood is a terrible gossip, it tells everything.”

Dr. Miranda is faced with a tragedy: his father has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has only a few weeks to live. He is also faced with a dilemma: How does one tell his father he is dying?

Ernesto Duran, a patient of Dr. Miranda’s, is convinced he is sick. Ever since he separated from his wife he has been presenting symptoms of an illness he believes is killing him. It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria. The fixation, in turn, has its own creeping effect on Miranda’s secretary, who cannot, despite her best intentions, resist compassion for the man.

A profound and philosophical exploration of the nature and meaning of illness, Alberto Barrera Tyszka’s tender, refined novel interweaves the stories of four individuals as they try, in their own way, to come to terms with sickness in all its ubiquity.

Book information

ISBN: 9781935639251
Publisher: Tin House Books
Imprint: Tin House
Pub date:
Edition: 1st US Edition
DEWEY: 863.64
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 159g
Height: 196mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 15mm