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Following at the heels of her interesting and broadly acclaimed A Monster’s Notes, and with Sheck’s attribute brilliance of language, Island of the Mad follows the solitary, hunchbacked Ambrose A., as he units out on a mysterious trip to Venice looking for a misplaced computing device he is aware nearly not anything about.

Eventually he arrives in San Servolo, the Island of the Mad, within the Venetian Lagoon, just a couple of mins’ boat-ride from Venice. on the island’s previous, deserted clinic which has been become a convention middle, he discovers a multitude of papers in a drawer, and between them the correspondence and notes of 2 of the island’s former inhabitants—a girl with a unprecedented genetic disorder which explanations the troubled to progressively turn into not able to sleep until eventually, more and more hallucinatory and feverish, they primarily die of sleeplessness; and her good friend, a guy who stories epileptic seizures. because the sleepless woman’s eyesight fails, she desires just one thing—that her pal learn to her from Dostoevsky’s nice novel, The Idiot, a publication she loves yet can now not learn herself. As Ambrose follows their unusual story, every thing he has ever identified or notion is named into question.

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