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The Resource You disappear : a novel, Christian Jungersen ; translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra

You disappear : a novel, Christian Jungersen ; translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra

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You disappear : a novel
Title
You disappear
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Christian Jungersen ; translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra
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Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
"An unnerving and riveting psychological drama that challenges our notions of how we view others and how we construct our own sense of self. Mia is an elementary schoolteacher in Denmark, while her husband, Frederik, is the talented, highly respectedheadmaster of a local private school. During a vacation in Spain, Frederik has an accident and his visit to the hospital reveals a brain tumor that is gradually altering his personality, confirming Mia's suspicions that her husband is no longer the man he used to be. Now she must protect herself and their teenage son, Niklas, from the strange, blunted being who lives in her husband's body--and with whom she must share her home, her son, and her bed. When it emerges that one year ago Frederik haddefrauded his school of millions of crowns, the consequences of his condition envelope the entire community. Frederick's apparent lack of concern doesn't help, and longstanding friendships with colleagues are thrown by the wayside. Increasingly isolated, Mia faces more tough questions. Had his illness already changed him back then when he still seemed so happy? What are the legal ramifications? In her support group for spouses of people with brain injuries, Mia meets a defense attorney named Bernhard. Together they help prepare for Frederik's court case by immersing themselves in the latest brain research and in classic philosophical questions of free will, while simultaneously navigating the uncertain waters of their growing mutual infatuation. Jungersen's clear, spare prose and ceaseless plot twists will keep readers hooked until the last page"--
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Jungersen, Christian
Dewey number
839.813/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Originally published in Denmark as Du forsvinder by Gyldendal A/S, Copehagen, in 2012
Literary form
fiction
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Hoekstra, Misha
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  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Medical
Label
You disappear : a novel, Christian Jungersen ; translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0013192906
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780385537254
Lccn
2013029148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
You disappear : a novel, Christian Jungersen ; translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0013192906
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780385537254
Lccn
2013029148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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