Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) July 13, 2010
A young medieval healer combines medicinal plants with architecture to help those in need, but the Swiss accuse him of heresy. “Within this book, we glimpse a society paralyzed by superstition and fear of the devil, but we also grasp a thorough understanding of what makes a good physician, even today,” explained Mr. Medenica, whose study of the Medieval/Renaissance period, and his growing up with a controversial physician have added depth and realism to his debut novel. “The Good Healer is perfect for those fascinated with medieval history, as well as those interested in natural healing methods.”
Through villages and towns, dense Alpine forests, and perilous mountain passes, Jean Duchesne flees for his life. A pariah from birth, Jean’s sixth finger and skill for healing using unusual remedies have labeled him the ‘devil’s child’ in early fifteenth-century Switzerland, where accusations of witchcraft send countless innocents to the stake. Defying the odds, Jean makes it to Geneva, the bustling center of trade, and establishes himself as a medical pioneer. From the four corners of Europe, people come to the city fairs to buy and sell exotic treasures, and Jean’s reputation spreads throughout the continent. Openly challenging accepted medical practices, he builds an architectural marvel of a clinic with the controversial and innovative Anthonia Ducastel, and they hope against hope that their successful venture will be enough to quell the claims of heresy that are never far behind, threatening all they hold dear. The novel is available immediately from the author’s website (http://www.thegoodhealer.com). Within two to six weeks it will also be available for order from your favourite bookstore and from Amazon.com.
About The Author
Dimitrije Medenica is an architect by training who has worked on a variety of international healthcare projects, focusing on the relationship between patients and their responses to physical settings. His extensive travels and studies in the medieval/renaissance periods at the University of Virginia and Columbia University, combined with having grown up at the side of a misunderstood innovative physician, have brought urgent realism and historic detailing to this personally inspired story. The Good Healer is the first in a series of novels that employs medieval superstition and religious persecution as the backdrop for tales of innovation in healthcare architecture and healing methods, some of which were actually available during the Middle Ages, and some that border on the fantastic and magical. For more information, or to schedule an interview with Mr. Medenica, please call (917) 974 – 0589, visit his Web site at http://www.thegoodhealer.com, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review copies are available to the media on request.
Contact: Olivera Medenica
Wahab & Medenica, LLC
(917) 974 -0589