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The Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life and Crimes a Novel

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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.

Synopsis:

The author of "Father of Frankenstein" tells the story of Augustus Fitzwilliam Boyd, alias Dr. August, a clairvoyant pianist who communes with ghosts but finds meaning in his life through a strange love triangle with a righteous ex-slave and a nervous white governess.

About the Author

Christopher Bram is the author of eight novels, including Father of Frankenstein, which became the Academy Award-winning movie Gods and Monsters; Lives of the Circus Animals;and The Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life and Crimes. He also writes book reviews, movie reviews, and screenplays. He was a 2001 Guggenheim Fellow and received the 2003 Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060934972
Subtitle:
His Real Life and Crimes
Author:
Bram, Christopher
Author:
by Christopher Bram
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Pianists
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
Clairvoyants
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. UT-99.15
Publication Date:
20010522
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x1.21 in. .87 lbs.

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