This is a masterly debut novel, visceral in its power, heartbreaking in its tenderness. Transporting the reader from the 1940s to the present, from a convent in India to a cargo ship bound for the Yemen, from a tiny operating theatre in Ethiopia to a hospital in the Bronx, "Cutting for Stone" is a thrilling epic of conjoined twins, doctors and ...Read MoreThis is a masterly debut novel, visceral in its power, heartbreaking in its tenderness. Transporting the reader from the 1940s to the present, from a convent in India to a cargo ship bound for the Yemen, from a tiny operating theatre in Ethiopia to a hospital in the Bronx, "Cutting for Stone" is a thrilling epic of conjoined twins, doctors and patients, temptation and redemption, home and exile - and a riveting family story, irresistibly charged with strange happenings, humour and pathos, that grabs you from its harrowing opening and never lets go. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin sons of a secret union between an Indian nun and a British surgeon at 'Missing' 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 brothers 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 tears them apart and forces Marion to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as a surgical intern at an underfunded, overcrowded hospital. When the past catches up with him, Marion must trust 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. "Cutting for Stone" is both an unforgettable story of lives cut in half and a gripping evocation of the power, intimacy, danger and curious beauty of the ancient art of medicine.Read Less
Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Dust jacket with light creasing and small tear at top front edge. It is now protected by mylar cover; price intact. No inscriptions or markings of any kind. Spine is tight. Stated first edition. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Good+/ Very Good. 541, Yellow and black spine with black title. Signed by Author. Very slight shelf wear to edge of boards. Slight wear to page edges. Faint stain at bottom of front board. Interior is very clean and tight. Dj has very slight shelf wear; wrapped in brodart.
Like New in Like New jacket. A very clean fine copy of a 1st edition/1st Printing. Spine is straight and tight. Boards show no signs of rubbing. Dust jacket is clean with crisp edges. Jacket has not been price clipped. No remainder marks are present. Book will arrived boxed and protected in a Mylar cover.
New in new dust jacket. Signed by author. NEW, Hardcover edition. Signed by Author and inscribed to Kenia.. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 541 p. Audience: General/trade. NEW, Hardcover edition. Signed by Author and inscribed to Kenia..
Very good in good dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). Stated 1st edition, no number line (1st printing). Dust jacket has edgewear and a frayed corner. Book has shelfwear to bottoms of boards. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 541 p. Audience: General/trade. The first novel by the author of 'The Tennis partner' and 'My Own Country: A Doctor's Story', recently optioned for a movie. Signed first printings are rare. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Very Good+ in Very Good, Not Price Clipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Complete number line from 1 to 10; signed by Abraham Verghese on the title page with no inscription; some edge wear to dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectible condition; dust jacket is now protected by a Brodart sleeve.
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