The Education of Mrs. Bemis: A Novel

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Pub Date: 2003-04-29 Pages: 400 Language: English Publisher: Harper Perennial Here is a feast for fans of Peter Balakian. a brilliant selection traversing a remarkable 25-year career Transcending both the overwrought confession and the cryptic abstraction that plague. so much of contemporary verse. Balakian writes with restrained power. exploring everything from the sublime depths of nature to the nightmare world of human history. ocean-fishing along the Jersey shore to genocide in Armenia. In language that is sensuous and inventive. Balakians poetry creates vivid textured worlds of startling leaps-fusing. for example the making of blood pudding with the growth of a fetus in one poes-to reveal the connections that run through all things About the Author:. Peter Balakian is Donald M. and Constance H . Rebar Professor of the Humanities in the department of English at Colgate U...

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A dead body floating by a pier. An elderly woman curled up on a bed in a department store. A psychiatrist searching for her own identity. These are the pieces of the puzzle that, in John Sedgwick's masterful novel of psychological suspense, begin to come into focus when Madeline Bemis is referred to the treatment of Dr. Alice Matthews at Montrose Psychiatric Hospital.

Mrs. Bemis's treatment gradually peels back the layers of a disturbing past whose shameful secrets and hidden sorrows stem from the war years of the 1940s—and reveals an unexpected link to the floating corpse. Mrs. Bemis's awakening sparks an intimacy between the two women that goes beyond an ordinary doctor/patient relationship—but also makes it clear that Mrs. Bemis's recovery, and perhaps even her safety, depends on quickly coming to terms with her secret history.

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John Sedgwick is the author of the novels The Dark House and The Education of Mrs. Bemis, and contributes regularly to Newsweek, GQ, and The Atlantic, among other publications. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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