9780816672097

The M.d.: A Horror Story

  • ISBN 13:

    9780816672097

  • ISBN 10:

    0816672091

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/15/2010
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr

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Summary

Exploring questions of guilt and responsibility, the second book in Thomas M. Disch's Supernatural Minnesota series,The M.D., is a satisfying mix of dark humor, biting social commentary, and terrifying horror. Given the power to heal or to harm by the Roman god Mercury through a magical staff, the caduceus, young Billy Michaels embarks on a lifelong journey of inflicting good and evil on those who cross his path. Wielding the caduceus, Billy, and later the grown-up, greedy physician William, can only cure in proportion to the amount of suffering he inflicts. From paralyzing his brother and mutilating schoolmates to wreaking a nationwide plague and running for-profit concentration camps for the sick, Michaels's powers spin quickly out of control.

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