Everything is True (Hardback)
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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 20/01/2022
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Farooki's account of working on the frontline of the Covid pandemic in the wake of her sister's death from cancer is an unflinching, immensely powerful and surprisingly uplifting story of both physical and mental survival during a catastrophic public health crisis.

In early 2020, junior doctor Roopa Farooki lost her sister to cancer. But just weeks later, she found herself plunged into another kind of crisis, fighting on the frontline of the battle taking place in her hospital, and in hospitals across the country.

Everything is True is the story of Roopa's first forty days of the Covid-19 crisis from the frontlines of A&E and the acute medical wards, as struggling through her grief, she battles for her patients' and colleagues' survival. Working thirteen-hour shifts, she returns home each evening to write through her exhaustion, chronicling the devastating losses and slowly eroding dehumanisation happening in real time on the ward.

At once an unflinching insider's account of medicine in the time of coronavirus, and the devastating story of a sister's grief, Everything is True is an exhilarating memoir of holding on to that which makes us human against insurmountable odds.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526633392
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The most powerful and evocative account of working through the pandemic that I have read' - Adam Kay

'An extraordinary writer... Beautiful, heartbreaking, brilliant, furious and oh-so-honest - an amazing read' - Kate Mosse

'An eloquent testimonial of grief and fury through the first forty days of the Covid crisis - Farooki's urgent, fragmentary diary of life on the wards conveys the fear, confusion and uncertainty of those first weeks with singular brilliance. I read it in one sitting, hoping it will find its way onto the shelves of those politicians who seem reluctant to learn from their mistakes, and who need to know the truth about the human consequences of health policy decisions' - Gavin Francis

'A powerful, honest, angry, vivid book... It will undoubtedly have a big impact... and finds absolutely the right route through the personal, the political, the angry, the sad, the mundane' - Alice Jolly

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“A hard read”

Rooper Farooki is a junior doctor & at the start of the Covid pandemic she lost her sister to cancer. This is the account of the first forty days of the lockdown in 2020. I found the style of writing quite... More

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