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The Book About Blanche and Marie

The Book About Blanche and Marie

(2006)
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Hailed internationally for his unique ability to shape historical facts into tales of extraordinary depth and probing insight, Per Olov Enquist has long been regarded as one of the world's foremost authors of literary fiction. In The Book about Blanche and Marie, Enquist has once again found inspiration from the historical record, this time exploring the fascinatingly complex relationship between two of the twentieth centuryÂ's most remarkable women: Blanche Wittman, the famous hysteria patient of Professor J.M. Charcot at Salpêtriére Hospital outside Paris, and Marie Curie, the Polish physicist and Nobel Prize winner. While the scientist tries to understand the nature of radiation, Blanche, her assistant and, at the time of her death, a triple amputee as a result of exposure to radiation, fills three notebooks with her exploration of a deceptively simple question: What is love? The Book about Blanche and Marie is at once a haunting look at scientific martyrdom and an intimate and moving portrait of a friendship between two uniquely brave and talented women.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: The Story Of Blanche And Marie
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 1-84343-233-1 / 978-1-84343-233-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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March 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Book About Blanche and Marie: A Novel
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 1-58567-668-3 / 978-1-58567-668-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Story Of Blanche And Marie
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 0-09-948373-4 / 978-0-09-948373-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Book About Blanche and Marie: A Novel
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 1-58567-888-0 / 978-1-58567-888-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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