The Whistlers' Room (Paperback)
Stories and Essays
Counterpoint LLC, 9781593761387, 255pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2007
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Selzer turns those talents to the book's title essay, a retelling of the novella by little-known German writer, Paul Alverdes. In it, three men inhabit the Whistlers' Room where soldier-patients recuperate from wounds to the throat. Shading meaning between the injured men and the doctors, Selzer leads us to a compassionate understanding of the sick and the people who heal them.
The twenty-four pieces of this collection make a strong case for Selzer's inclusion among the company of such esteemed physician-turned-writers as Chekhov, William Carlos Williams, and Oliver Sachs.