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Beyond the Silence

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It is 1890 and the painter Vincent Van Gogh, convalescent from severe mental illness, arrives in the small village of Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris. There he is befriended by the local doctor, Paul Gachet, whose attempts to help the painter become more and more fruitless as time goes on.
Over a century later another doctor, Richard Avery, comes across the portrait that V
Kindle Edition, 333 pages
Published December 12th 2011 by Pilrig Publishing
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David Teachout
Dec 15, 2014 David Teachout rated it it was amazing
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Slow to start and definitely not for those looking for deep intrigue or action, this is one of the most brilliant fictional accounts of mental illness I've ever read. The characters are fleshed out because they are made real in the visceral banality of their lives, the depression and anguish, mania and glory, brought forth from the words in a way that sucks you in and helps you more fully understand what goes on in those suffering as the main characters do. In the end, there is a deeper ...more
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