Turn of Mind

By: LaPlante, Alice

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Book Condition: Fine


307pp. 8vo. Signed on the title page by the author. With complete number line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1), tight, crisp, and unread, book has its original price intact and no marks. Book is pristine and in a blue custom slipcase with white lettering on front and spine area. This is Volume 28 in the Indiespensable series put out by Powell's Books. An interview booklet with the author is included. The main protagonist is in the early stages of dementia, and the novelshows how her family becomes unhinged. Jacket is Brodart protected.


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A stunning first novel, both literary and thriller, about a retired orthopedic surgeon with dementia, Turn of Mind has already received worldwide attention. With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity, Alice LaPlante brings us deep into a brilliant woman's deteriorating mind, where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curse.

As the book opens, Dr. Jennifer White's best friend, Amanda, who lived down the block, has been killed, and four fingers surgically removed from her hand. Dr. White is the prime suspect and she herself doesn't know whether she did it. Told in White's own voice, fractured and eloquent, a picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate, complex alliance between these life-long friends--two proud, forceful women who were at times each other's most formidable adversaries. As the investigation into the murder deepens and White's relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children intensify, a chilling question lingers: is White's shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her to hide it?

A startling portrait of a disintegrating mind clinging to bits of reality through anger, frustration, shame, and unspeakable loss, Turn of Mind is a remarkable debut that examines the deception and frailty of memory and how it defines our very existence.

Title: Turn of Mind

Author Name: LaPlante, Alice

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Atllantic Monthly Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 0802119778

ISBN Number 13: 9780802119773

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000993

Keywords: Collectible - Like New; First Edition; Signed; Dust Jacket - Like New,