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


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


Kindle Editions

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


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



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