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The Asylum of Dr. Caligari

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The Asylum of Dr. Caligari

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Author: James Morrow
Publisher: Tachyon Publications, 2017

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Historical Fantasy
Comic Fantasy
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Shirley Jackson Award-nominated Novella

It is the summer of 1914, and young American painter Francis Wyndham really needs work. Fortunately, he's attained a position as the new art therapist at a renowned European insane asylum. Unfortunately, the asylum's director?the terrible Dr. Alessandro Caligari?is less interested in curing patients than in his own nefarious projects.

In his secret lair, Caligari is creating a painting so hypnotic it will incite entire regiments into battle rage. If he succeeds, he will make untold profits selling his services to power-hungry governments. And with the world at the brink of war, only Francis's most talented (and not entirely sane) student Illona may be able to foil Caligari.

Vividly re-imagined from the madness of a silent-film classic, The Asylum of Dr. Caligari is a provocative satire on the fine art of profiteering.


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