Dr. Haggard's Disease by Patrick McGrath

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Two novels and one short story follows the life of Dr. Edward Haggard as he reflects on the nature of love, death, medicine, and war and his liaisons with a colleague's wife and a wartime lover. 25,000 first printing.

About Patrick McGrath

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Patrick McGrath was born in London in 1950 and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital where his father was the medical superintendent for many years. He attended Stonyhurst College and received his BA in English from the University of London. Among other jobs, he worked as an orderly in a mental hospital and as a teacher before becoming a writer. He is seen as a leader of the neo-Gothic writers; his books include Spider, The Grotesque, Port Mungo, Trauma and Asylum. His novel Martha Peake won the Premio Flaiano Prize in Italy. McGrath resides in New York City and London.
Published May 1, 1993 by Poseidon Pr. 191 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the case of Dr Haggard one feels a terrible surge of compassion, whelmed as he is in the gulfs of obsessive love - a doctor at sea - yet his dependence on morphia to quell Spike's torture elicits some bizarre lines of thought.

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