The Man Who Walked Away: A Novel

The Man Who Walked Away: A Novel

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In a trance-like state, Albert walks-from Bordeaux to Poitiers, from Chaumont to Macon, and farther afield to Turkey, Austria, Russia-all over Europe. When he walks, he is called a vagrant, a mad man. He is chased out of towns and villages, ridiculed and imprisoned. When the reverie of his walking ends, he's left wondering where he is, with no memory of how he got there. His past exists only in fleeting images.

Loosely based on the case history of Albert Dadas, a… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)


“The Man Who Walked Away” is poignant and touching where it might have been passionate and tragic.

The result is a highly stylized, somewhat fitful story and, so, will not be to everyone’s taste.

The overall feeling conveyed by author Maud Casey is one of compassion for these patients who are struggling to live as normal a life as their illnesses will allow them.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (March 04, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 997 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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