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The Other Side of You

The Other Side of You

(2006)
A novel by

 

"A writer whose subtle intelligence and unobtrusive command of narrative I always enjoy."
Philip Pullman


This is a brilliant new novel from the bestselling author of "Mr Golightly's Holiday", and "Miss Garnet's Angel". 'There is no cure for being alive.' Thus speaks Dr David McBride, a psychiatrist for whom death exerts an unusual draw. As a young child, he witnessed the death of his six-year-old brother and it is this traumatic event which has shaped his own personality and choice of profession. One day, a failed suicide, Elizabeth Cruikshank, is admitted to his hospital. She is unusually reticent and it is not until he recalls a painting by Caravaggio that she finally yields up her story. We learn of Elizabeth Cruikshank's dereliction of trust, and the man she has lost, through David's narration. As her story unfolds, David finds his own life being touched by her account and a haunting sense that the 'other side' of his elusive patient has a strange resonance for him, too. Set partly in Rome, "The Other Side of You" explores the theme of redemption through love and art, which has become a hallmark of Salley Vickers's acclaimed work. As with her other highly popular novels, this is a many-layered and subtly audacious story, which traces the boundaries of life and death and the difficult possibilities of repentance.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Other Side of You: A Novel
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 0-374-22190-1 / 978-0-374-22190-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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April 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: The Other Side of You
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 0-00-716544-7 / 978-0-00-716544-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Other Side of You: A Novel
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 0-312-42679-8 / 978-0-312-42679-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Other Side Of You
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 0-00-716545-5 / 978-0-00-716545-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Other Side of You
Author(s): Salley Vickers
ISBN: 0-00-722443-5 / 978-0-00-722443-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Other Side of You
Author(s): Salley Vickers
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2008 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Other Side of You: A Novel
Author(s): Salley Vickers
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   

 


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