The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones

The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones An explosive and daring debut novel set during the Enlightenment that tells the tale of a promising young surgeon in training whose study of anatomy is deeply complicated by his uncontrollable sadisti

  • Title: The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones
  • Author: Jack Wolf
  • ISBN: 9780143123828
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • An explosive and daring debut novel set during the Enlightenment that tells the tale of a promising young surgeon in training whose study of anatomy is deeply complicated by his uncontrollable sadistic tendencies.Meet Tristan Hart, a brilliant young man of means The year is 1751, and Mr Hart leaves his Berkshire home for London to lodge with his father s friend, the novelAn explosive and daring debut novel set during the Enlightenment that tells the tale of a promising young surgeon in training whose study of anatomy is deeply complicated by his uncontrollable sadistic tendencies.Meet Tristan Hart, a brilliant young man of means The year is 1751, and Mr Hart leaves his Berkshire home for London to lodge with his father s friend, the novelist and dramatist Henry Fielding, and study medicine at the great hospital of University College It will be a momentous year for the cultured and intellectually ambitious Mr Hart, who, as well as being a student of Locke and Descartes and a promising young physician, is also, alas, a psychopath His obsession is the nature of pain, and preventing it during medical procedures His equally strong and far unpredictable obsession is the nature of pain, and causing it Desperate to understand his own deviant desires before they derail his career and drive him mad, Tristan sifts through his childhood memories, memories that are informed by dark superstitions about faeries and goblins and shape shifting gypsies Will the new tools of the age reason and science and scepticism be enough to save him Unexpectedly funny, profoundly imaginative, and with a strange love story at its heart, The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones is a novel about the Enlightenment, the relationship between the mind and body, sex, madness, the nature of pain, and the existen

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