The Electroencephalographer Couldn't Cry

A Novel

Bernard Sussman

Date Published :
November 2018
Publisher :
Bartleby Press
Series :
Adam Quatrology
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ISBN : 9780910155342
Pages : 204
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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ISBN : 9780935437522
Pages : 196
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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Welcome to the world of the Electroencephalographer. Adam Turner is a middle-aged, married, Washington-based physician. By all appearances, he is a conventional and well-organized neurologist, devoted to the routine, clinical interpretations of EEGs (brain waves) at a university hospital.

In truth, he is a fearful man, depressed and tormented by the idea of his death, obsessed by recurring and somewhat paranoid philosophical ruminations of his own wretched condition. Moreover, he sees life in general as a hellish experience. Turner seeks out extramarital involvement, but that provides him with only brief and unsatisfactory release. Confronted with the impending death of his close friend Jean, his depression deepens; despair made worse by a peculiar lifelong handicap —- the inability to cry.

About The Author

Bernard Sussman, M.D. was an accomplished neurosurgeon and researcher. In addition to four volumes of fiction in the “AdamQuatrology,” he is also the author of Pupils: An Eye-Opening Account of Medical Practice without Standards. He died in 2017. Learn more at

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