Umbrella
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New York : Grove Press, [2012]., [Place of publication not identified] :
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Central - Adult Fiction  1 available
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397 pages ; 24 cm
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English
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9780802120724, 0802120725

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"First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London."
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Self, W. (2012). Umbrella . Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Self, Will. 2012. Umbrella. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Self, Will. Umbrella New York: Grove Press, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Self, Will. Umbrella Grove Press, 2012.

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