The Resource Umbrella, Will Self

Umbrella, Will Self

Label
Umbrella
Title
Umbrella
Statement of responsibility
Will Self
Creator
Author
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
A psychiatrist at a mental hospital in London's northern suburb of Friern Barnet, Zachary Busner, investigating a group of unconscious patients called enkies who exhibit a peculiar type of physical tic, stumbles upon a miracle drug that could save these patients, but the hospital has other, darker ideas.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10160062
Cataloging source
NOV
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Self, Will
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Coma
Target audience
adult
Label
Umbrella, Will Self
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049613880
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
397 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408832097
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Umbrella, Will Self
Publication
Control code
000049613880
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
397 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408832097
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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