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Sympathy: A Novel

Crane, Dede

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ISBN 10: 1551927810 / ISBN 13: 9781551927817
Published by Raincoast Book Dist Ltd, 2006
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Sympathy: A Novel

Publisher: Raincoast Book Dist Ltd

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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When a car accident claims the lives of her husband and son, Kerry Taylor, a former ballet dancer, slips into a catatonic state. Her family’s last option is the Rosewood Clinic, where Dr. Michael Myatt has launched a controversial new therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder victims in the wake of 9/11. Framed around the seven distinct phases of Myatt’s radical “sympathy-based” therapy, in which the doctor tries to take on the actual physical feelings of the patient, the book explores the permeable boundaries between self and others. A colorful supporting cast of five lost souls adds poignancy and earthy humor to the story of Kerry’s gradual return to consciousness and long-suppressed grief. This powerful first novel examines the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, and sets Kerry’s recovery against a larger backdrop: the healing of damaged minds during a time of political and social upheaval.

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