The Sickness

The Sickness

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Paperback (01 Jul 2010) | English

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Synopsis

Ernesto Durán is convinced he is sick. It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria, and when Dr Andrés Miranda gives up responding to his letters and e-mails, Durán resolves to stalk him. The fixation has its own creeping effect on Karina, the hospital secretary, who cannot resist becoming involved.

Meanwhile Dr Miranda is coming to terms with a tragedy of his own: his father has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and yet the doctor - the son - finds it im-possible to tell him. He hopes that by taking his father on a trip to Isla Margarita, where they once went when he was a child, he might be able to reveal the truth.

The nature of sickness as experienced by two individuals provides the backbone to this tender, thoughtful and refined novel. The Sickness is profound and philosophical, and yet written with an agility that expresses the tragedy, but also the comedy of life itself. A brilliantly achieved first novel.

About the Publisher

MacLehose Press

MacLehose Press

The MacLehose Press is devoted to the translation of literature and crime fiction into English, and to the publication of a very few outstanding writers in English. This press has broken new ground with the bestselling success of the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson and with many other critically acclaimed books including translations from Italian, Spanish, Polish, Icelandic, French, and Arabic.

Book information

ISBN: 9781906694517
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: MacLehose Press
Pub date:
Edition: Export ed
DEWEY: 863.64
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 202g
Height: 215mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 17mm