The Book about Blanche and Marie

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Overlook Press, 2007 - Fiction - 218 pages
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A tale inspired by the complex relationship between famous hysteria patient Blanche Wittman and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Marie Curie follows the scientist's ongoing efforts to understand the nature of radiation, while her triple-amputee assistant endeavors to explore the nature of love. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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User Review  - Veronika Cukrov - Goodreads

Frustratingly badly written book without any plot, intrigue or drama triangle whatsoever. The writing style is highly melodramatic and pathetic, which comes as a direct consequence of the author being ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nat - Goodreads

The use and abuse of exclamation points drove me nuts, and the vacuity of the "story" did nothing to make me forget the terrible writing. Its only redeeming quality seems to be its shortness. Read full review


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Enquist's writing is characterized by political consciousness and an interest in the past as it affects or reflects the present. During the politicized 1960s, Enquist was a principle practitioner of documentarism. He is both an important playwright and a novelist.

Tiina Nunnally has translated work by Astrid Lindgren, Henning Mankell, and Peter Hoeg, among others.

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