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Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone

Author: Abraham Verghese
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A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel-an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics-their passion for the same woman-that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him-nearly destroying him-Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.

An unforgettable journey into one man's remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.

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An enthralling, exotic saga spanning five decades and three continents, rife with forbidden love and desire; betrayals, murder, medicine and family secrets.

Reviews

"This huge, rich, ambitious tapestry of a novel makes insomnia a pleasure...tremendous" The Times "There is a gravity and beauty in his writing that sets it apart from much contemporary fiction" Daily Telegraph "Tremendous, compassionate, exuberant" Independent "The reader feels there really is something at stake - birth, love, death, war, loyalty" Guardian "Tremendousm compassionate, exuberant" -- Michael Bywater Independent

Author description

Born and brought up of Indian parents in Ethiopia, Abraham Verghese qualified as a doctor in Madras and is currently professor of medicine at Stanford University, California. He is the author of My Own Country, an NBCC finalist made into a film directed by Mira Nair, and The Tennis Partner, a New York Times Notable Book. His essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, Granta, New York Times Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099443636
  • : Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : June 2010
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 35mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813/.6
  • : oc2010009357
  • : 560
  • : Abraham Verghese
  • : Paperback
  • : 610
  • : English