The Shoe on the Roof

The Shoe on the Roof

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"Ever since his girlfriend dumped him, Thomas Rosanoff's life is on a downward spiral. A gifted med student, he has spent his entire adulthood struggling to escape the legacy of his father, an esteemed psychiatrist who used him as a test subject when he was a boy. Thomas lived his entire young life as the "Boy in the Box," watched by researchers behin one-way glass. But now the tables have turned. Thomas is the researcher, and his subjects are three homeless men, all of whom claim to be messiahs--but no three people can be the one and only savior of the world. Thomas is determined to "cure" the three men of their delusions, and in so doing save his career-and maybe even his love life. But when Thomas's father intervenes in the experiment, events spin out of control and Thomas must confront the voices he hears in the labyrinth of his own mind. The Shoe on the Roof is an explosively imaginative tour de force, a novel that questions our definitions of sanity and madness, while exploring the magical reality that lies just beyond the world of scientific fact."--
Publisher: Toronto : Simon and Schuster, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781501173554
Characteristics: 371 pages ;,24 cm.

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Imagine...meeting someone with the same name, the same history, the same family, the same identity as you. Now, imagine meeting another person making the same exact claim. What would that do to you?

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JessicaGma Dec 14, 2017

Another solid book by Will Ferguson - I like the set-up of the main character being in psychology where he was also a project in psychology set up by his father. It's a great story!

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kathyonpost
Nov 21, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this book-it's like nothing I've read before. It definitely held my attention-I found it hard to put down.

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