The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World's Strangest Syndromes - Frank Bures

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It says it right there on the cover: “penis thievery.” It might sound ridiculous, and it might sound frivolous, but no, this can be life or death. Frank Bures goes continent to continent to figure out what experiencing such a condition could mean. Its incomprehensibility thrusts him back upon himself and his own culture’s quirky handicaps, not the least of which are his own insecurities about writing. Ultimately a book whose subject tempts you to gawk is about approaching even the most anachronistic psychological beliefs with good faith, which I found a gently enlightening perspective.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781612195568
Availability: Backordered
Published: Melville House - April 18th, 2017