The Afflictions by Vikram ParalkarThe Afflictions by Vikram Paralkar

The Afflictions

byVikram ParalkarIllustratorAmanda Thomas

Paperback | October 31, 2014

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Shadowing an elderly librarian on his first day at the great Central Library, Máximo is thrilled to get a peek at the exclusive Encyclopedia of Medicine. It's a dizzying collection of maladies: an amnesia that causes everyone you've ever met to forget you exist, while you remain perfectly, painfully aware of your history. A wound that grows with each dark thought or evil deed you commit but shrinks with every act of kindness. A disease that causes your body to imitate death, stopping your heart, cooling your blood. Will the fit pass before they bury you-or after? As Máximo soon discovers, medicine at the Central Library may be more than he bargained for.The Afflictions is a magical compendium of pseudo-diseases, an encyclopedia of archaic medicine written by a contemporary physician and scientist. Little by little, these bizarre and mystical afflictions frame an eternal struggle: between human desire and the limits of bodily existence.
Title:The AfflictionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.42 inPublished:October 31, 2014Publisher:Lanternfish Press LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941360025

ISBN - 13:9781941360026