Dr Haggard's Disease Author:Patrick McGrath Dr. Edward Haggard is a tragic figure on a tiny scale. A lonely, pain-racked romantic, he stands at the window of his house on the edge of a cliff, watching as the clouds of war draw near, and reflecting on the nature of love, death, medicine, war -- but most of all on the wife of the senior pathologist, and the few brief months of bliss they sh... more »ared.
Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, a fighter pilot appears in Dr. Haggard's surgery, reawakening memories of the single grand passion of Haggard's life. For this young man is the son of the woman Haggard loved, and as the doctor becomes more and more intrigued by the bizarre changes occurring in his new patient's body, his old passion gives way to a fresh one, a passion altogether odder, and darker, than the first. « less
Dr. Haggard's Disease is a gripping novel about forbidden and tragic love. This is a very dark and haunting story that will leave you with feelings of despair and anguish. I was totally engrossed in the story as I followed every catastrophic step that Dr. Haggard took; living his miseries with him. The ending only proves what a broken heart can do to the human mind.