Two women in a room. One is bleeding to death. The other just sits back and watches. For both, there is everything to lose. Surgeons are meant to save lives, but Nancy is a special kind of surgeon. Doctors are meant to be good at reporting the truth, but Nancy's is an untellable story. A mistake made in the operating theatre changes all of this. Summoned to explain herself to a tribunal appointed by the General Medical Council, Nancy is forced to consider what it means to be a doctor who has killed as well as cured. And to realise that her own redemption can only come through telling a tale that nobody wants to hear. Gabriel Weston, author of the acclaimed "Direct Red: A Surgeon's Story", winner of the 2010 PEN/Ackerley Prize, has written an extraordinarily moving and powerful novel about a female doctor who performs abortions.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 222 x 142 x 20 mm
"A lot of novels are called "brave", and they aren't. This one is." -- Lionel Shriver "A brilliantly intense, thought-provoking story" Stylist "Gripping, well-researched and elegantly written" -- Rosamund Urwin Evening Standard, Books of the Year "This courageous and interesting author is that unusual thing, a contemporary moralist" -- Rachel Cusk Guardian "Bold, brave, and uncomfortable... it's a gripping read" Observer