Trauma

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Vintage books, 2009 - Fiction - 226 pages
8 Reviews
Charlie Weir is a man who tackles other people's demons for a living. He has seen every kind of trauma during his years as a psychiatrist in New York.Yet he hasn't found a way of resolving his own conflicts, particularly the fatal mistake that caused his wife and daughter to leave him condemning him to corrosive loneliness and restless anger.Years later, he meets a beautiful but damaged woman who promises to restore his dwindling faith in both his profession and himself. But as he realizes that she has become more of a patient than a lover, events conspire to send him reeling toward the abyss. Addictive and enthralling, Trauma is Patrick McGrath's most riveting work to date.
 

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User Review  - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing

I admit to being a little disappointed in this book. I've grown accustomed to some superb gothic-like, creepy books among this author's works. In this novel, I found the story of a troubled ... Read full review

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User Review  - Parthurbook - LibraryThing

Taught prose, creating a genuine sense of foreboding as central character uncovers the 'trauma' that he carries into every part of his life. Style resonant of Paul Auster. Haunting, unsettling. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
21
Section 3
32
Section 4
50
Section 5
59
Section 6
71
Section 7
80
Section 8
91
Section 11
132
Section 12
151
Section 13
162
Section 14
170
Section 15
180
Section 16
187
Section 17
204
Section 18
214

Section 9
101
Section 10
117

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About the author (2009)

Patrick McGrath is the author of six previous novels, including Asylum and Spider, and two collections of stories. He lives in New York.

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