Maud Casey City of Incurable Women

Saturday, February 26 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the release of Maud Casey’s new book, City of Incurable Women.

Join us as we celebrate the release of Maud Casey’s new book, City of Incurable Women. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

About the Book: “Where are the hysterics, those magnificent women of former times?” wrote Jacques Lacan. Long history’s ghosts, marginalized and dispossessed, these nineteenth-century female psychiatric patients were confined in Paris’s Salpêtrière hospital and studied by the celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot and his colleagues. City of Incurable Women reimagines their stories through linked prose portraits, accompanied by period photographs and medical documents both authentic and invented.

About the Author: Maud Casey is the author of five books of fiction, most recently City of Incurable Women, and a work of nonfiction, The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions. She is the recipient of the Italo Calvino Prize, the St. Francis College Literary Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World, Salon, Poets and Writers, A Public Space, and Literary Imagination. She teaches at the University of Maryland and lives in Washington, DC.

City of Incurable Women will be released on February 22, 2022. To order the book, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.


"City of Incurable Women is a brilliant exploration of the type of female bodily and psychic pain once commonly diagnosed as hysteria—and the curiously hysterical response to it commonly exhibited by medical men. It is a novel of powerful originality, riveting historical interest, and haunting lyrical beauty."

—Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend

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