The Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life And Crimes by Christopher BramThe Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life And Crimes by Christopher Bram

The Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life And Crimes

byChristopher Bram

Paperback | May 22, 2001

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Christopher Bram tells the story of Augustus Fitzwilliam Boyd, alias Dr. August, a clairvoyant pianist who communes with ghosts, and who finds meaning in his life through a strange love triangle with a righteous ex-slave and nervous white governess. Spanning the years between the Civil War and the early 1920's, this riveting and ambitious historical novel displays the immense talents of a prodigious, highly esteemed author working at the height of his powers.

Christopher Bram tells the story of Augustus Fitzwilliam Boyd, alias Dr. August, a clairvoyant pianist who communes with ghosts, and who finds meaning in his life through a strange love triangle with a righteous ex-slave and nervous white governess. Spanning the years between the Civil War and the early 1920's, this riveting and ambiti...
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Title:The Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life And CrimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.15 inPublished:May 22, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060934972

ISBN - 13:9780060934972

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"[A] sinfully pleasurably book . . . It's a testament to Bram's powers of imagination and restraint that Dr. August will carry you swiftly from beginning to end . . . The real achievement of this book is to remind us of the sheer joy of story. . . . As much as the characters and events, the magnificent light shed on the novel's span of years is a major source of its pleasure. It's hard to imagine anyone more skilled at making us inhabit the historical moment. Bram captures its colors and sounds, textures and tastes, fads and morals with piercing, imaginative precision. . . . the prose masterful throughout. . . . it all comes together for Bram, a virtuoso who uses the conventions of dramatists from Shakespeare to vaudeville to hold readers in thrall for every last word." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)