The Fault in His Scars

A bus driver recovers from oral cancer and a broken heart at a palliative hospital in India. And a physician reflects on the ways in which suffering shapes identity.

Narration and Identity

An Austrian child psychiatrist presents three memorable cases—a childbirth near a Nazi training grounds; a psychotic mother’s reunion with her newborn; and a developmentally delayed 8 year old’s therapeutic transformation—which make the case for storytelling as the basis for identity formation.