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Now in paperback: Twelve interwoven tales persist with 4 younger and bold medical professionals as they circulation from the demanding situations of clinical institution to the serious international of emergency rooms, evacuation missions, and terrifying new viruses. They fall in love as they research for his or her tests, face ethical dilemmas as they cut up open cadavers, confront police who tough up their sufferers, and deal with schizophrenics with pathologies just like their very own. Winner of the distinguished Giller Prize, Bloodletting and incredible Cures marks the coming of a deeply humane and preternaturally talented writer.
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It was only Barry trying to extricate himself, like a cat with a claw stuck in a drape. Barry set his pail down and asked Everett, “What do you think of all those antlers back in camp? I’ve been wondering: what if deer owned the place? Would they hang up a bunch of human skeletons? I mean, what do you think about somebody who needs to display so many antlers? I mean, I’m not like that. I ran over a mouse with a lawnmower once and it made me sick. The bone fragments were flying and I had to stop mowing.
Or was I the one who misremembered everything? Never did I see children’s sandals in the pool. Did my father see the truth whereas my imagination betrayed me, or protected me? As you must already know, I’m incapable of recording truth as my father did. To capture a child’s face numb from terror. To let the shrubs behind that child fade off into the background while the child’s eyes demand to be looked into. My father often said that reality was worse than whatever he could capture in a still image.
The woods were silent except for the sawing of pine branches. The dry grasses gave off an almost sweet smell. For a long time he walked aimlessly before he saw the deer. The animal was motionless amid birches and pines. To brace himself, Everett rested his hand on the trunk of a pine. He drew away slowly, taking a step toward the spot where the deer stood, as if he could walk through an apparition. His memories dropped over him—memories of himself and the woman he had known since they were children.