Synopses & Reviews
Bruno Sachs is a country doctor who makes house calls and feels deeply for his patients. There are broken bones, unwanted pregnancies, people without the will to live, a friend dying of cancer. His pity for his fellow creatures is both his motivating force and his own untreatable condition. Among the deaths, love affairs, and small town gossip, a love story emerges at the heart of the novel-between Dr. Sachs and a young woman upon whom he once performed an abortion.
The Case of Dr. Sachs is a novel filled with voices of silent suffering and arias of quiet joy, and one dedicated to the notion that literature, like medicine, can save lives.
In this bestseller from France, a good doctor, trying to lead a worthwhile existence, is the object of affection for young woman for whom he performed an abortion, yet he does not believe in dating patients.
About the Author
MARTIN WINCKLER was born in Algiers in 1955. In 1994, he quit practicing medicine to write full-time. He lives in France with his wife and children.