Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures

Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

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An astonishing literary debut, this collection of mature and intricate stories introduces a powerful new voice in fiction.'A STUNNING DEBUT' Margaret Atwood'IRRESISTIBLE' Alice MunroIn this beautifully written collection, Vincent Lam weaves together black humour, investigations of both common and extraordinary moral dilemmas, and a sometimes shockingly realistic portrait of today's medical profession. Twelve interlinked stories introduce us to a group of medical students over ten years, as they make the transition from medical school to hospital life.The stories span the unique challenges faced by young, inexperienced doctors - having to decide during a first human dissection whether it is more important to follow the anatomy textbook or keep a tattoo intact - but also delve into their private lives, their relationships and family histories, their fears and motivations.Riveting, convincing and precise, 'Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures' looks with rigorous honesty at the specificities of the lives of doctors and their patients and brings us to a deeper understanding of the challenges and temptations that surge around us all.
Publication Date:
04 / 09 / 2008

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