The Man Who Walked Away

The Man Who Walked Away

A Novel

Book - 2014
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In a former pilgrimage church in late-19th-century Bordeaux, a nameless director and doctor manage a small mental asylum along unusually humane lines. One day, a man named Albert arrives at its gates. Unable to keep himself from setting out on fresh journeys, or to remember how he got to each new place, Albert has walked through Europe and beyond, unmoored to home, love, and time. As he bonds with the asylum's patients and offers what he knows of his past to the doctor, who tries to listen past the words, Albert tentatively regains his footing in the everyday world. But his work with the doctor transforms both of them in ways that neither expects.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, ©2014
ISBN: 9781620403112
Branch Call Number: CASEY
Characteristics: 233 pages ; 22 cm

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ClaireM_W
Jul 03, 2014

Heart-wrenching and inspiring. I am quite moved my this story of an actual case of obsessive walking away.

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