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Asylum

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Patrick McGrath has created his most psychologically penetrating vision to date: a nightmare world rocked to its foundations by a passion of such force and intensity that it shatters the lives--and minds--of all who are touched by it. Stella Raphael, a woman of great beauty and formidable intelligence, is married to Max, a staid and unimaginative forensic psychiatrist. Max has taken a job in a huge top-security mental hospital in rural England, and Stella, far from London society, finds herself restless and bored. Into her lonely existence comes Edgar Stark, a brilliant sculptor confined to the hospital after killing his wife in a psychotic rage. He comes to Stella's garden to rebuild an old Victorian conservatory there, and Stella cannot ignore her overwhelming physical attraction to this desperate man. Their explosive affair pits them against Stella's husband, her child, and the entire institution. When the crisis comes to a head, Stella makes a decision--one that will destroy several lives and precipitate an appalling tragedy that could only be fueled by illicit sexual love. Asylum is a terrifying exploration of the extremes to which erotic obsession can drive us. Patrick McGrath brings his own dazzling blend of cool artistry and visceral engagement to this mesmerizing story of a fatal love and its unspeakably tragic aftermath. And in Stella Raphael, a woman who tears down the walls of her constricted existence to pursue a dangerous passion, he has created a character who will long be remembered for her willingness to take the ultimate risk, even if she must pay the ultimate price.
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9780792759645
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Grouped Work ID 45031cdd-3134-f2cd-3f66-d0f83c4dbb3c
Grouping Title asylum
Grouping Author mcgrath patrick
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-02 04:18:45AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-22 04:52:02AM

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display_description From our most celebrated writer of the psychological thriller comes this nerve-wracking yet eerily beautiful work of erotic obsession and madness. In the summer of 1959, Stella Raphael joins her psychiatrist husband, Max, at his new posting-a maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane. Beautiful and headstrong, Stella soon falls under the spell of Edgar Stark, a brilliant and magnetic sculptor who has been confined to the hospital for murdering his wife in a psychotic rage. But Stella's knowledge of Edgar's crime is no hindrance to the volcanic attraction that ensues-a passion that will consume Stella's sanity and destroy her and the lives of those around her.
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subject_facet England -- Fiction, Psychiatric hospital patients -- Fiction, Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction, Psychiatrists' spouses -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Sex addiction -- Fiction, Sex addicts -- Fiction, Women -- Sexual behavior -- Fiction
title_display Asylum
title_full Asylum / Patrick McGrath, Asylum [electronic resource] / Patrick McGrath
title_short Asylum
topic_facet Psychiatric hospital patients, Psychiatric hospitals, Psychiatrists' spouses, Sex addiction, Sex addicts, Sexual behavior, Women