The Mask of Sanity

The Mask of Sanity

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"On the outside, Dr. Jeremy Balint is a pillar of the community - the youngest division chief at his hospital, a model son to his elderly parents, fiercely devoted to his wife and two young daughters. On the inside, Dr. Jeremy Balint is a high-functioning sociopath, a man who truly believes himself to stand above the ethical norms of society. As long as life treats him well, Balint has no cause to harm others. When life treats him poorly, he reveals the depths of his cold-blooded depravity. In contrast to fictional predecessors like Dostoyevesky's Raskolnikov and Camus's Mersault, Dr. Balint is a man who already has it all - and will do everything in his power, no matter how immoral, to keep what he has."--
Publisher: Sag Harbor, NY :, Permanent Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781579624958
Branch Call Number: FICTION APP
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 23 cm

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Dec 22, 2017

It was a real pleasure to read this book. It was well written, dry wit that made me laugh out loud even though the plot circumstances were dire. The plot moves along briskly with surprising turns and an ending that is reminiscent of a fine O Henry story.

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