The Diagnosis

The Diagnosis

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One day Bill Charmers, a junior executive, realizes that he cannot remember where he is or even who he is. His memory returns and he descends into a mental nightmare. With no conclusive medical answers, his wife thinks he is imagining it, while his colleagues are oblivious to his suffering.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 127 x 197 x 198mm | 280g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747553912
  • 9780747553915
  • 1,463,183

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"Original and grimly unsentimental.... A major accomplishment, written in austerely beautiful prose."-"The Washington Post Book World ""A funny, troubling story about our culture's devotion to technology at the expense of humanity.... Clever and wise, a rare combination."-"San Francisco Chronicle""Although the world around Bill 'is diminished to the most feeble red light, ' the novel, at last, burns brightly."-"The New Yorker""""A searing vision of our helter-skelter and spiritually debilitating technocracy."-"The Chicago Tribune"
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About Alan P. Lightman

Alan Lightman's books include Einstein's Dreams, Good Benito and Dance For Two. He teaches physics and creative writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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928 ratings
2.85 out of 5 stars
5 7% (67)
4 21% (197)
3 33% (303)
2 27% (254)
1 12% (107)
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