The man without a shadow: a novel

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In this taut and fascinating novel, the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives--love. In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets the attractive, charismatic Elihu Hoopes--the "man without a shadow"--whose devastated memory, unable to store new experiences or to retrieve the old, will make him the most famous and most studied amnesiac in history. Over the course of the next thirty years, Margot herself becomes famous for her experiments with E. H.--and inadvertently falls in love with him, despite the ethical ambiguity of their affair, and though he remains forever elusive and mysterious to her, haunted by mysteries of the past. The Man without a Shadow tracks the intimate, illicit relationship between Margot and Eli, as scientist and subject embark upon an exploration of the labyrinthine mysteries of the human brain. Where does "memory" reside? Where is "love"? Is it possible to love an individual who cannot love you, who cannot "remember" you from one meeting to the next? Made vivid by her exceptional eye for detail and her keen insight into the human psyche, The Man without a Shadow is a unique story of forbidden love, a kind of secret, evolving marriage, depicted in Joyce Carol Oates' tight, impassioned prose. It is an uncanny, ambitious, and structurally complex novel that penetrates the mind and illuminates the heart.
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Full title man without a shadow
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display_description In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets Elihu Hoopes: the "man without a shadow," who will be known, in time, as the most-studied and most famous amnesiac in history. A vicious infection has clouded anything beyond the last seventy seconds just beyond the fog of memory. Over the course of thirty years, the two embark on mirrored journeys of self-discovery: Margot, enthralled by her charming, mysterious, and deeply lonely patient, as well as her officious supervisor, attempts to unlock Eli's shuttered memories of a childhood trauma without losing her own sense of self in the process. Made vivid by Oates' usual eye for detail, and searing insight into the human psyche, The Man Without a Shadow is eerie, ambitious, and structurally complex, unique among her novels for its intimate portrayal of a forbidden relationship that can never be publicly revealed.
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subject_facet Amnesia -- Fiction, Amnesiacs -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Large type books, Love stories, American, Neuroscientists -- Fiction, Physician and patient -- Fiction
title_display The man without a shadow : a novel
title_full The Man Without a Shadow A Novel, The man without a shadow : a novel / Joyce Carol Oates, The man without a shadow [sound recording] / Joyce Carol Oates, The man without a shadow [sound recording] : a novel / Joyce Carol Oates, The man without a shadow [text (large print)] / Joyce Carol Oates
title_short The man without a shadow :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Amnesia, Amnesiacs, Audiobooks, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Love stories, American, Neuroscientists, Physician and patient