The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 14479772

Jack Wolf is currently studying for a Ph.D. and is at work on his second novel. He lives in the United Kingdom.

The explosive and controversial debut novel by a major new voice in fiction
Meet Tristan Hart, a brilliant young man of means. The year is 1751, and at the age of twenty he leaves home to study medicine at the great hospital of St. Thomas in London. It will be a momentous year for the intellectually ambitious Mr. Hart, who, in addition to being a student of Locke and Descartes and a promising young physician, is also, alas, psychotic. He is obsessed with the nature of pain and medically preventing it, but—equally strong and much harder to control—is his obsession with causing it. Desperate to understand his deviant desires before they are his undoing, he uses the new tools of the age—reason and science and skepticism—to plumb the depths of his own dark mind.
Profoundly imaginative, unexpectedly funny, and with a strange but moving love story at its heart, The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones is an oddly beautiful and daring novel about the relationship between the mind and body, sex, madness, pain, and the existence of God.

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ISBN 9780143123828
Genre FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Format Paperback
Pages 549
Publisher Date 2013-03-26 00:00:00.0
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Copyright Year 2013
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 0.94 lb
Language English
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors Wolf, Jack
Country of Origin United States

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