By Hannah Tucker
Updated July 21, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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To Feel Stuff

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If you thought your sophomore-year bout of mono was nasty, consider the case of Elodie Harrington. Plagued by everything from seizures to tuberculosis, Elodie moves into her college infirmary only to develop another affliction: seeing ghosts. While Andrea Seigel masterfully slips into and out of the voices of three narrators — enigmatic Elodie, who recalls Freud’s famous patient Dora; Elodie’s gregarious boyfriend, Chess; and Professor Kirschling (channeling Sigmund), who believes he can solve Elodie’s medical mystery — she fails to create a compelling protagonist in To Feel Stuff. In particular, her male characters aren’t articulate or reliable enough to illuminate the true Elodie or her supernatural secret.

To Feel Stuff

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  • Book
genre
author
  • Andrea Seigel
publisher
  • Harvest Books

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