The Notorious Dr. August by Christopher Bram
His Real Life and Crimes

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Christopher Bram tells the story of Augustus Fitzwilliam Boyd, alias Dr. August, a clairvoyant pianist who communes with ghosts, and who finds meaning in his life through a strange love triangle with a righteous ex-slave and nervous white governess. Spanning the years between the Civil War and the early 1920's, this riveting and ambitious historical novel displays the immense talents of a prodigious, highly esteemed author working at the height of his powers.


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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.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 512 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Stranded down south at Civil War’s end, orphaned, 16-year-old New Yorker Augustus Fitzwilliam Boyd meets up with Isaac, a soon-to-be-former slave.

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Those who appreciated last year's Oscar-nominated movie Gods and Monsters will find plenty to amuse them in the latest quirky product of Christopher Bram's imagination, The Notorious Dr. August, a historical fantasy about a three-way love affair involving an itinerant musician, a former slav...

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