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Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life and Crimes

Bram, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0688175694 / ISBN 13: 9780688175696
Published by William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2000
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SIGNED hardcover 1st edition/ first printing. Never read- new condition. Price not clipped. Jacket is new except for 2 small crinkles. 3 pages inside the book have a tiny crinkle at the top of the page. For the serious collector. Bookseller Inventory # 000057

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Title: Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life and ...

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Spanning more than sixty years from the Civil War to the early 1920s, and moving from the battlefields of the South to New York City, through Paris, London, Constantinople, and Coney Island, The Notorious Dr. August features Augustus Fitzwilliam Boyd, alias Dr. August, an improvisational pianist who believes his music is sometimes inspired by the spirit world.

He is in love with Isaac Kemp, an ex-slave who only sporadically returns his affections and who himself successfully woos Alice Pangborn, a rather prim white governess. The three, locked in a strange and often painful love triangle, travel the world--until a horrible tragedy forces them all to examine the choices they have made and shakes up their relationships in ways none of them could have predicted.

Rich in historical detail and musical knowledge, The Notorious Dr. August is a brilliantly written exploration of race, class, spirituality, and sexuality -- and of what it really means to love another.

About the Author:

Christopher Bram is the author of eight other novels, including Gods and Monsters (originally titled Father of Frankenstein), which was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Bram was a 2001 Guggenheim Fellow and received the 2003 Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lives in New York City.

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