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The Case of Dr. Sachs

The Case of Dr. Sachs

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Written by Martin WincklerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Martin Winckler
Translated by Linda AsherAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Linda Asher

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: September 4, 2001
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-58322-261-4 (1-58322-261-8)
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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Winner of the Prix du Livre
Winner of the 2000 French-American Foundation Translation Award

Bruno Sachs is a country doctor who makes house calls and feels deeply for his patients. There are broken bones, unwanted pregnancies, people without the will to live, a friend dying of cancer. His pity for his fellow creatures is both his motivating force and his own untreatable condition. Among the deaths, love affairs, and small town gossip, a love story emerges at the heart of the novel-between Dr. Sachs and a young woman upon whom he once performed an abortion.

The Case of Dr. Sachs is a novel filled with voices of silent suffering and arias of quiet joy, and one dedicated to the notion that literature, like medicine, can save lives.