by Janet Frame
Pandora Press, 1990, paperback, ISBN 0044406622
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, pages age-toned
'Dr Talbot Edelman is obsessed by the mechanics of dying. Not his own death, for his is still a young man, but the memory of that of his grandfather. humanity is fully defined only in relation to his own mortality, he believes. He changes his speciality to the Studies and by operations on his dog Sally attempts to feel what it is to hurt someone he loves. When the dog dies and his girlfriend leaves him in disgust, Talbot Edelman is that much closer to the understanding that he seeks.'