America’s Magic Mountain

Lannan Selections
Curtis White

A contemporary version of Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, Curtis White’s novel begins with Mann’s “unassuming young man,” Hans Castorp, visiting his cousin at a health retreat. In this book though, the retreat is a spa for recovering alcoholics, totally unlike all other rehab centers. Rather than encouraging their patients to free themselves of their addiction, the directors of The Elixir believe that sobriety isn’t for everyone, that you must let alcohol work its way on you. Filled with many compelling, outrageous, and comic voices, White’s novel is disturbing, charming, and biting. It is about a weird and unlikely world that nevertheless, is quite recognizable as our own.

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Publication: Lannan Selections
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 252
ISBN-13: 9781564783691
GTIN13: 9781564783691
Publication date: 11/1/2004
Language: eng
List price: $13.95