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Case study

Graeme Macrae Burnet (Author)
"The Booker-shortlisted author of His Bloody Project blurs the lines between patient and therapist, fiction and documentation, and reality and dark imagination. London, 1965. An unworldly young woman believes that a charismatic psychotherapist, Collins Braithwaite, has driven her sister to suicide. Intent on confirming her suspicions, she assumes a false identity and presents herself to him as a client, recording her experiences in a series of notebooks. But she soon finds herself drawn into a world in which she can no longer be certain of anything. Even her own character. In Case Study, Graeme Macrae Burnet presents these notebooks interspersed with his own biographical research into Collins Braithwaite. The result is a dazzling--and often wickedly humorous--meditation on the nature of sanity, identity and truth itself, by one of the most inventive novelists writing today."-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2022
First edition View all formats and editions
Biblioasis, Windsor, Ontario, 2022
Historical fiction
278 pages ; 20 cm
9781771965200, 1771965207
The first notebook
Braithwaite I: early life
The second notebook
Braithwaite II: Oxford
The third notebook
Braithwaite III: kill your self
The fourth notebook
Braithwaite IV: a disturbance at Ainger Road
The fifth notebook
Braithwaite V: tunnelling out
"The Booker Prize 2022 Longlisted"--Cover