The Man Who Walked Away

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$17.00
Publisher
Bloomsbury USA
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Pages
240
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781620403136
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About the Author

Maud Casey is the author of two novels, The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable, and Genealogy, and a collection of stories, Drastic. She is the recipient of the Calvino Prize and has received fellowships from the Fundacion Valparaiso, Hawthornden International Writers Retreat, Chateau de Lavigny, and the Passa Porta residency at Villa Hellebosch. She lives in Washington, D.C., and teaches at the University of Maryland and in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Warren Wilson.

Reviews

"Unconventional and engaging . . . Our need for stories, our relationship with time, the inevitability of loss, and our startling endurance all resonate through her beautifully crafted interweaving of image and observation, fairy tale and fact." - "Publishers Weekly," starred review"Lyrical in its style and fascinating in its psychology, Casey's narrative provokes a host of intriguing questions." - "Kirkus Reviews," starred review"Maud Casey's "The Man Who Walked Away" is a haunting, deeply empathetic, and rigorously intelligent novel. It is also a seamless marvel of construction and language. "The Man Who Walked Away" cast a spell from which I never wished to wake." --Alice Sebold, author of "The Lovely Bones "and "The Almost Moon""Pay attention, this lovely novel urges. As Maud Casey spins this mysteriously urgent tale of patient and doctor entwining, her quicksilver prose yields one astonishing image after another: each moment fleetingly beautiful, each character here--here!--and nowhere else. As this novel is like nothing else. Reading it is a singularly moving experience." --Andrea Barrett, author of "Ship Fever" and "Archangel""Only a writer as brilliant as Maud Casey could write a novel as understated, urgent, and mysterious as "The Man Who Walked Away." In her deft and deeply empathetic hands, this book about dark things--terror, fragility, memory, and illness--shimmers with a rare and wondrous beauty." --Lauren Groff, author of "Arcadia""""Maud Casey's ensorcelling marvel of a novel, "The Man Who Walked Away," starts with a wind, the poet's element, that blows over, through and past all, transporting us, as great art will, to the wonderment of being in the world, or in Albert's case, not in the world. Only in "the vase" of the asylum, with its benign Director and staff, can Albert rest, find love (he hopes) and a history. Casey's novel, with its accounts of the asylum's correctives to the anguish of erasure--walks in nature and 'the song of Nurse Anne's voi
"Rhapsodic . . . Casey's book is a vivid chronicle of the time, bringing alive the mysteries and joys of a fledgling science . . . Casey evokes -- with no shortage of verve and gusto -- the romance of 19th-century Europe, when madness plagued more than asylums, and nomadism acquired an allure it had never had . . . Mesmerizing . . . As compelling a portrait as you will find of the co-dependence between psychiatrist and patient." - "Washington Post""Unconventional and engaging . . . Our need for stories, our relationship with time, the inevitability of loss, and our startling endurance all resonate through her beautifully crafted interweaving of image and observation, fairy tale and fact." - "Publishers Weekly," starred review"Lyrical in its style and fascinating in its psychology, Casey's narrative provokes a host of intriguing questions." - "Kirkus Reviews," starred review"Maud Casey's "The Man Who Walked Away" is a haunting, deeply empathetic, and rigorously intelligent novel. It is also a seamless marvel of construction and language. "The Man Who Walked Away" cast a spell from which I never wished to wake." --Alice Sebold, author of "The Lovely Bones "and "The Almost Moon""Pay attention, this lovely novel urges. As Maud Casey spins this mysteriously urgent tale of patient and doctor entwining, her quicksilver prose yields one astonishing image after another: each moment fleetingly beautiful, each character here--here!--and nowhere else. As this novel is like nothing else. Reading it is a singularly moving experience." --Andrea Barrett, author of "Ship Fever" and "Archangel""Only a writer as brilliant as Maud Casey could write a novel as understated, urgent, and mysterious as "The Man Who Walked Away." In her deft and deeply empathetic hands, this book about dark things--terror, fragility, memory, and illness--shimmers with a rare and wondrous beauty." --Lauren Groff, author of "Arcadia""""Maud Casey's ensorcelling marvel of a novel, "The Man Who Walked Away," sta
"Lyrical in its style and fascinating in its psychology, Casey's narrative provokes a host of intriguing questions beyond those the Doctor raises, and Casey is wise enough as an author not to provide easy answers." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review
"Casey's haunting third novel is both unconventional and engaging . . . Our need for stories, our relationship with time, the inevitability of loss, and our startling endurance all resonate through her beautifully crafted interweaving of image and observation, fairy tale and fact." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review
"Maud Casey's "The Man Who Walked Away" is a haunting, deeply empathetic, and rigorously intelligent novel. It is also a seamless marvel of construction and language. "The Man Who Walked Away" cast a spell from which I never wished to wake." --Alice Sebold, author of "The Lovely""Bones" and "The Almost Moon" "Pay attention, this lovely novel urges. As Maud Casey spins this mysteriously urgent tale of patient and doctor entwining, her quicksilver prose yields one astonishing image after another: each moment fleetingly beautiful, each character here--here!--and nowhere else. As this novel is like nothing else. Reading it is a singularly moving experience." --Andrea Barrett, author of "Ship Fever" and "Archangel"
""The Man Who Walked Away "is a book of enchantments of an extremely intelligent kind. Dreamlike and sharply real, the novel unfolds in a nineteenth-century asylum where all the inmates have their own poetry of delusion, fear turned to metaphor. Wildly original fiction, with a particular melancholy magic." --Joan Silber, author of "Ideas of Heaven" and "The Size of the World"

Lyrical in its style and fascinating in its psychology, Casey's narrative provokes a host of intriguing questions beyond those the Doctor raises, and Casey is wise enough as an author not to provide easy answers. "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"

Casey's haunting third novel is both unconventional and engaging . . . Our need for stories, our relationship with time, the inevitability of loss, and our startling endurance all resonate through her beautifully crafted interweaving of image and observation, fairy tale and fact. "Publishers Weekly, starred review"

Maud Casey's "The Man Who Walked Away" is a haunting, deeply empathetic, and rigorously intelligent novel. It is also a seamless marvel of construction and language. "The Man Who Walked Away" cast a spell from which I never wished to wake. "Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon"

Pay attention, this lovely novel urges. As Maud Casey spins this mysteriously urgent tale of patient and doctor entwining, her quicksilver prose yields one astonishing image after another: each moment fleetingly beautiful, each character here--here!--and nowhere else. As this novel is like nothing else. Reading it is a singularly moving experience. "Andrea Barrett, author of Ship Fever and Archangel"

"The Man Who Walked Away "is a book of enchantments of an extremely intelligent kind. Dreamlike and sharply real, the novel unfolds in a nineteenth-century asylum where all the inmates have their own poetry of delusion, fear turned to metaphor. Wildly original fiction, with a particular melancholy magic. "Joan Silber, author of Ideas of Heaven and The Size of the World""

"Lyrical in its style and fascinating in its psychology, Casey s narrative provokes a host of intriguing questions beyond those the Doctor raises, and Casey is wise enough as an author not to provide easy answers." starred review, "Kirkus Reviews"

"Casey s haunting third novel is both unconventional and engaging . . . Our need for stories, our relationship with time, the inevitability of loss, and our startling endurance all resonate through her beautifully crafted interweaving of image and observation, fairy tale and fact." starred review, Publishers Weekly

"Maud Casey's "The Man Who Walked Away" is a haunting, deeply empathetic, and rigorously intelligent novel. It is also a seamless marvel of construction and language. "The Man Who Walked Away" cast a spell from which I never wished to wake." Alice Sebold, author of THE LOVELY BONES and THE ALMOST MOON

"Pay attention, this lovely novel urges. As Maud Casey spins this mysteriously urgent tale of patient and doctor entwining, her quicksilver prose yields one astonishing image after another: each moment fleetingly beautiful, each character here--here!--and nowhere else. As this novel is like nothing else. Reading it is a singularly moving experience." Andrea Barrett, author of SHIP FEVER and ARCHANGEL

""The Man Who Walked Away" is a book of enchantments of an extremely intelligent kind. Dreamlike and sharply real, the novel unfolds in a nineteenth-century asylum where all the inmates have their own poetry of delusion, fear turned to metaphor. Wildly original fiction, with a particular melancholy magic." Joan Silber, author of IDEAS OF HEAVEN and THE SIZE OF THE WORLD"

"Lyrical in its style and fascinating in its psychology, Casey's narrative provokes a host of intriguing questions beyond those the Doctor raises, and Casey is wise enough as an author not to provide easy answers." --starred review, Kirkus Reviews

"Casey's haunting third novel is both unconventional and engaging . . . Our need for stories, our relationship with time, the inevitability of loss, and our startling endurance all resonate through her beautifully crafted interweaving of image and observation, fairy tale and fact." --starred review, Publishers Weekly

"Maud Casey's The Man Who Walked Away is a haunting, deeply empathetic, and rigorously intelligent novel. It is also a seamless marvel of construction and language. The Man Who Walked Away cast a spell from which I never wished to wake." --Alice Sebold, author of THE LOVELY BONES and THE ALMOST MOON

"Pay attention, this lovely novel urges. As Maud Casey spins this mysteriously urgent tale of patient and doctor entwining, her quicksilver prose yields one astonishing image after another: each moment fleetingly beautiful, each character here--here!--and nowhere else. As this novel is like nothing else. Reading it is a singularly moving experience." --Andrea Barrett, author of SHIP FEVER and ARCHANGEL

"The Man Who Walked Away is a book of enchantments of an extremely intelligent kind. Dreamlike and sharply real, the novel unfolds in a nineteenth-century asylum where all the inmates have their own poetry of delusion, fear turned to metaphor. Wildly original fiction, with a particular melancholy magic." --Joan Silber, author of IDEAS OF HEAVEN and THE SIZE OF THE WORLD