The Laws of Invisible Things

A Novel

Frank Huyler

Henry Holt and Co.

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In this suspenseful and finely wrought first novel, a young doctor’s encounter with a mysterious disease leads him to a crossroads between faith and reason

Not long into Michael Grant’s first year in his new practice, a young girl in his care unexpectedly dies. He might not have been able to change that outcome, but he didn’t do all in his power to prevent it, either. So when Michael is asked to take on the dead girl’s father as a patient, he feels he must oblige the family’s wishes. Examining the man, Michael notices an unusual pattern—a white, serpentine spiral—on the back of the throat and in his eye. But before a diagnosis can be made, the man is dead, the victim of a mysterious fire, and soon Michael himself is experiencing symptoms of the strange illness.

Believing that he has stumbled across a new disease but unable to convince his skeptical colleagues, Michael sets out to gather evidence. His quest takes him into a wilderness of disease, religion, and mystery, and becomes a journey that leads him to question not only his belief in the order of the world but his own place and purpose within it.

Lyrical, poetic, and utterly engrossing, The Laws of Invisible Things fully delivers on the promise of Frank Huyler’s critically acclaimed collection of medical stories, The Blood of Strangers.

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Frank Huyler

Frank Huyler is an emergency physician in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His first book was The Blood of Strangers (0-8050-6597-0) and his poetry has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, and Poetry.

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The Laws of Invisible Things
A Novel
Frank Huyler

e-Book Agency

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Henry Holt and Co.
March 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466832565
ISBN10: 1466832568
320 pages
$7.99

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Picador
March 2005
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ISBN: 9780312424527
ISBN10: 0312424523
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$19.00
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