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Author Barrera, Alberto.

Title The sickness / Alberto Barrera Tyszka ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
Published London : Maclehose Press, 2011


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Description 151 pages ; 20 cm
Summary Ernesto Duran is convinced he is sick. It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria, and when Dr Andres Miranda gives up responding to e-mails, Duran resolves to stalk him. The fixation has its own creeping effect on Karina, the hospital secretary, who cannot resist becoming involved. Meanwhile Dr Miranda is coming to terms with a tragedy of his own: his father has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and yet the doctor - the son - finds it impossible to tell him. He hopes that by taking his father on a trip to Isla Margarita, where they once went when he was a child, he might be able to reveal the truth. The nature of sickness as experienced by two individuals provides the backbone to this tender, thoughtful and refined novel
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
This translation originally published: London: MacLehose, 2010
Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Hypochondria -- Patients -- Fiction.
Physicians -- Fiction.
Stalkers -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Reading nook.
Author Costa, Margaret Jull.
ISBN 1849164037 (paperback)
9781849164030 (paperback)
Other Titles Enfermedad. English