The Case of Dr. Sachs (Paperback)

By Martin Winckler, Linda Asher (Translator)

Seven Stories Press, 9781583222614, 432pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2001



Bruno Sachs is a country doctor who makes house calls and feels deeply for his patients. There are broken bones, unwanted pregnancies, people without the will to live, a friend dying of cancer. His pity for his fellow creatures is both his motivating force and his own untreatable condition. Among the deaths, love affairs, and small town gossip, a love story emerges at the heart of the novel-between Dr. Sachs and a young woman upon whom he once performed an abortion.
The Case of Dr. Sachs is a novel filled with voices of silent suffering and arias of quiet joy, and one dedicated to the notion that literature, like medicine, can save lives.

About the Author

MARTIN WINCKLER was born in Algiers in 1955. In 1994, he quit practicing medicine to write full-time. He lives in France with his wife and children.