Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

After more than fifty years as the model of perfect health, anthropologist Paul Stoller suddenly finds himself diagnosed with lymphoma. The only thing more transformative than his fear and dread of cancer is the place it ultimately takes him--twenty-five years back in time to his days as an apprentice to a West African sorcerer. Stranger in the Village of the Sick follows Stoller down this unexpected path toward personal discovery, growth, and healing. Drawing upon an ancient, esoteric tradition, he explores the symbiotic relationship between illness and health, the differences in how disease is culturally perceived, and the stunning capacity of the human spirit to convert adversity into strength and transform knowledge into wisdom. "A courageous and extraordinary book . . . No one coping with cancer today should be without Stranger in the Village of the Sick." --David Napier, author of The Age of Immunology "Neither a tear-jerking testimony nor a morbid story, Stoller's riveting narrative is ebullient, enthralling, and altogether celebratory of life. It is also a superb reminder of the transitory nature of our own lives . . . a masterpiece from a gifted writer." --Jean-Paul Dumont, author of Visayan Vignettes

Buy Stranger in the Village of the Sick book by Paul Stoller from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780807072608
ISBN-10: 0807072605
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Stranger in the Village of the Sick book by Paul Stoller and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Paul Stoller

Climbing the Mountain by Paul Stoller

Climbing the Mountain

Paperback, September 2015
$34.35
Yaya's Story by Paul Stoller

Yaya's Story

Paperback, October 2014
$35.09
Power of the Between by Paul Stoller

The Power of the Between

Paperback, January 2009
$40.49
Gallery Bundu by Paul Stoller

Gallery Bundu

Paperback, July 2005
$26.09