Signs for lost children
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New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2017.
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Book
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420 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781609453794, 1609453794

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Ally Moberly, a recently qualified doctor, never expected to marry until she met Tom Cavendish. Only weeks into their marriage, Tom sets out for Japan, leaving Ally as she begins work at the Truro Asylum in Cornwall. Horrified by the brutal attitudes of male doctors and nurses toward their female patients, Ally plunges into the institutional politics of women's mental health at a time when madness is only just being imagined as treatable. She has to contend with a longstanding tradition of permanently institutionalizing women who are deemed difficult, all the while fighting to to be taken seriously as a rare woman in a profession dominated by men. Tom, an architect, has been employed to oversee the building of Japanese lighthouses. He also has a commission from a wealthy collector to bring back embroideries and woodwork. As he travels Japan in search of these enchanting objects, he begins to question the value of the life he left in England. As Ally becomes increasingly absorbed in the moral importance of her work, and Tom pursues his intellectual interests on the other side of the world, they will return to each other as different people. -- from Amazon.
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Only weeks into their marriage a young couple embark[s] on a six-month period of separation. Tom Cavendish goes to Japan to build lighthouses and his wife Ally, a doctor, takes work at the Truro asylum where she must struggle against the terrible conditions imposed on the patients, the mores of late Victorian society and her own demons.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Moss, S. (2017). Signs for lost children . Europa Editions.

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

Moss, Sarah. 2017. Signs for Lost Children. New York, N.Y.: Europa Editions.

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

Moss, Sarah. Signs for Lost Children New York, N.Y.: Europa Editions, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Moss, Sarah. Signs for Lost Children Europa Editions, 2017.

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