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The Resource Umbrella, Will Self

Umbrella, Will Self

Label
Umbrella
Title
Umbrella
Statement of responsibility
Will Self
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella. James Joyce, Ulysses Recently having abandoned his RD Laing-influenced experiment in running a therapeutic community - the so-called Concept House in Willesden - maverick psychiatrist Zack Busner arrives at Friern Hospital, a vast Victorian mental asylum in North London, under a professional and a marital cloud. He has every intention of avoiding controversy, but then he encounters Audrey Dearth, a working-class girl from Fulham born in 1890 who has been immured in Friern for decades. A socialist, a feminist and a munitions worker at the Woolwich Arsenal, Audrey fell victim to the encephalitis lethargica sleeping sickness epidemic at the end of the First World War and, like one of the subjects in Oliver Sacks' Awakenings, has been in a coma ever since. Realising that Audrey is just one of a number of post-encephalitics scattered throughout the asylum, Busner becomes involved in an attempt to bring them back to life - with wholly unforeseen consequences
Summary
Maverick psychiatrist Zack Busner arrives at Friern Hospital, a vast Victorian mental asylum in North London, under a professional and a marital cloud. He has every intention of avoiding controversy, but then he encounters Audrey Dearth, a working-class girl from Fulham who has been immured in Friern for decades. A socialist, a feminist and a munitions worker at the Woolwich Arsenal, Audrey fell victim to the encephalitis lethargica sleeping sickness epidemic at the end of the First World War and has been in a coma ever since. Realising that she is just one of a number of post-encephalitics scattered throughout the asylum, Busner becomes involved in an attempt to bring them back to life - with wholly unforeseen consequences.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160062
Cataloging source
ESR
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
general
Label
Umbrella, Will Self
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London."
Control code
5598744
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
397 p.
Isbn
9780802120724
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn819661499
  • (OCoLC)819661499
Label
Umbrella, Will Self
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London."
Control code
5598744
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
397 p.
Isbn
9780802120724
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn819661499
  • (OCoLC)819661499

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