The Amnesia Clinic

The Amnesia Clinic

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Anti and Fabi#65533;n are best friends and classmates at the Quito International School. Anti (short for Anthony) is the quiet, asthmatic English kid, and Fabi#65533;n is the char#65533;ismatic and flamboyant local. Anti lives in the dull ex-pat world inhabited by his parents, while Fabi#65533;n lives with his cool, eccentric Uncle Suarez. Suarez, a storyteller par excel#65533;lence, infects the boys with his passion for outlandish tales. Before long, the relationship between these two fifteen-year-olds becomes one conducted entirely through the medium of storytelling, and they lose sight of the boundaries between fact and fiction.

With confused emotions and a tenuous grip on reality, the boys embark on a quixotic voyage across Ecuador in search of an "Amnesia Clinic" that may or may not exist. A complex and beautifully crafted piece of storytelling about storytelling itself, The Amnesia Clinic explores how truth can be so very much more fanciful than fact, and how the collision between fantasy and reality can lead to harmful delusions.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151012657
0151012652
Call Number: F SCUDAMOR
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 22 cm

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stewstealth
May 16, 2013

Interesting story with great settings and developed characters. What's better, story or real life is the question of this novel. Worth reading.

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