The Evolution of Inanimate Objects: The Life and Collected Works of Thomas Darwin (1857-1879)

The Evolution of Inanimate Objects: The Life and Collected Works of Thomas Darwin (1857-1879)

by Harry Karlinsky

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Overview

In the archives of Ontario's London Asylum, psychiatrist Harry Karlinsky comes across a familiar surname in the register. Could Thomas Darwin, involuntarily admitted to the Asylum as a "danger to others," be a relative of the great Charles Darwin? And what might have brought him to this place, where he died alone, a world away from home?
In this stunning factitious biography Karlinsky gives us a Nabokovian tale of Darwinian theory gone wrong. Although decisively a work of fiction, The Evolution of Inanimate Objects invites sustained uncertainty as to whether Thomas is a character of pure invention or simply a heretofore little known figure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897415313
Publisher: Insomniac Press
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Harry Karlinsky is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.

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