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The Man Who Walked Away

(2014)
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In a trance-like state, Albert walks--from Bordeaux to Poitiers, from Chaumont to Macon, and farther afield to Turkey, Austria, Russia--all over Europe. When he walks, he is called a vagrant, a mad man. He is chased out of towns and villages, ridiculed and imprisoned. When the reverie of his walking ends, he's left wondering where he is, with no memory of how he got there. His past exists only in fleeting images.

Loosely based on the case history of Albert Dadas, a psychiatric patient in the hospital of St. Andre in Bordeaux in the nineteenth century, The Man Who WalkedAway imagines Albert's wanderings and the anguish that caused him to seek treatment with a doctor who would create a diagnosis for him, a narrative for his pain.

In a time when mental health diagnosis is still as much art as science, Maud Casey takes us back to its tentative beginnings and offers us an intimate relationship between one doctor and his patient as, together, they attempt to reassemble a lost life. Through Albert she gives us a portrait of a man untethered from place and time who, in spite of himself, kept setting out, again and again, in search of wonder and astonishment.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Man Who Walked Away
Author(s): Maud Casey
ISBN: 1-4088-6025-2 / 978-1-4088-6025-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Man Who Walked Away: A Novel
Author(s): Maud Casey
ISBN: 1-62040-311-0 / 978-1-62040-311-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Man Who Walked Away
Author(s): Casey Maud
ISBN: 1-4088-5032-X / 978-1-4088-5032-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Man Who Walked Away: A Novel
Author(s): Maud Casey
ISBN: 1-62040-313-7 / 978-1-62040-313-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Man Who Walked Away Tpb Ex Air
Author(s): Casey Maud
ISBN: 1-4088-5030-3 / 978-1-4088-5030-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Man Who Walked Away
Author(s): Maud Casey
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Man Who Walked Away
Author(s): Maud Casey
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Man Who Walked Away
Author(s): Maud Casey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Man Who Walked Away: A Novel
Author(s): Maud Casey
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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