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Ingenious Pain

by Andrew Miller

Hodder | February 19, 1998 | Trade Paperback

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At the dawn of the Enlightenment, James Dyer is born unable to feel pain. A source of wonder and scientific curiosity as a child, he rises through the ranks of Georgian society to become a brilliant surgeon. Yet as a human being he fails, for he can no more feel love and compassion than pain. Until, en route to St Petersburg to inoculate the Empress Catherine against smallpox, he meets his nemesis and saviour.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 7.68 × 5.04 × 0.83 in

Published: February 19, 1998

Publisher: Hodder

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0340682086

ISBN - 13: 9780340682081

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Ingenious Pain

by Andrew Miller

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 7.68 × 5.04 × 0.83 in

Published: February 19, 1998

Publisher: Hodder

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0340682086

ISBN - 13: 9780340682081

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At the dawn of the Enlightenment, James Dyer is born unable to feel pain. A source of wonder and scientific curiosity as a child, he rises through the ranks of Georgian society to become a brilliant surgeon. Yet as a human being he fails, for he can no more feel love and compassion than pain. Until, en route to St Petersburg to inoculate the Empress Catherine against smallpox, he meets his nemesis and saviour.

About the Author

Andrew Miller was born in Bristol in 1960. He has lived in Spain, Japan, Ireland and France, and currently lives in Somerset. His first novel, Ingenious Pain, was published by Sceptre in 1997 and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Grinzane Cavour prize in Italy. He has since written five novels: Casanova, Oxygen, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Booker Prize in 2001, The Optimists, One Morning Like a Bird, and most recently Pure, which won the 2011 Costa Book of the Year Award.
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