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Patient by Ana Maria Shua, Anamaria Shua

Written in a style that demonstrates Shua's passion for the written word (and reminds us how much of a joy reading can truly be), Patient is the gripping tale of a man lost in the bureaucratic workings of a state mental health facility. Anticipating only a brief stay for minor testing, he soon realizes that leaving the hospital will not be such a simple task. With expertly rendered black humor and irony, this lively narrative draws us into a satire of the state mental health care system and a powerful metaphor for the human condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780935480900
Publisher: Latin American Literary Review Press
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Series: Discoveries Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Ana María Shua was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has published over 40 books including novel, short stories, sudden fictions, and poetry. Her work has been translated into over twelve languages and she has received numerious national and international awards. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her collection, The Book of Memories.

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