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By: RICHARD SELZER
Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr: 1996-04-01
Seller ID: 20070607103786
Binding: Paper Back
A widow becomes obsessed with the desire to once again hear her dead husband's heart, which has been harvested and transplanted into the body of another man ("Whither Thou Goest"). A mother descends into a cave in search of her autistic son, who suffers the gift and curse of vespertilian powers of perception ("Pipistrel"). After the death of the wife he no longer loves, a retired professor of archeology tries to suffocate himself in a bog("Lindow Man"). A scavenger finds treasurea radioactive disk he believes to be a fallen star even as it kills him ("Luis"). The doctor who attends the dea...