Join us at Waterstones Crouch End for our monthly book club on Wednesday 31st January at 17.30. Our pick for November is Sebastian Faulks’ human Traces.
About the Book
As young boys both Jacques Rebière and Thomas Midwinter become fascinated with trying to understand the human mind.
As psychiatrists, their quest takes them from the squalor of the Victorian lunatic asylum to the crowded lecture halls of the renowned Professor Charcot in Paris; from the heights of the Sierra Madre in California to the plains of unexplored Africa.
As the concerns of the old century fade and the First World War divides Europe, the two men's volatile relationship develops and changes, but is always tempered by one exceptional woman; Thomas's sister Sonia.
About the Author
Sebastian Faulks (1953 – present) has achieved an enviable blend of literary merit and huge commercial success across a varied and experimental career, he is still best-known for his French trilogy, including the tour-de force novel of the First World War, Birdsong, The Girl at the Lion D’or and the classic novel of the French Resistance, Charlotte Gray.