The Case of Doctor Sachs (La\Maladie du Sachs)

The Case of Doctor Sachs (La\Maladie du Sachs)




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583220566
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

MARTIN WINCKLER was born in Algiers in 1955. In 1994, he quit practicing medicine to write full-time. He lives in France with his wife and children.

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