Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

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Perseus Books Group, Sep 1, 2008 - Fiction - 362 pages
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Now in paperback: Twelve interwoven stories follow four young and ambitious doctors as they move from the challenges of medical school to the intense world of emergency rooms, evacuation missions, and terrifying new viruses. They fall in love as they study for their exams, face moral dilemmas as they split open cadavers, confront police who rough up their patients, and treat schizophrenics with pathologies similar to their own. Winner of the prestigious Giller Prize, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures marks the arrival of a deeply humane and preternaturally gifted writer.

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Glad to have finally read this book. I very much enjoyed Lam's writing and was entertained for most of the book. Read full review

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At first I thought the lack lustre reviews I had consulted were accurate. The first few stories were flat with cardboard characters. Then the book transformed for me. I was often gripped by the ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Dr. Vincent Lam was born in London, Ontario, and studied medicine in Toronto where he is now an emergency physician. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures was awarded the 2006 Giller Prize for fiction, making him the youngest writer ever to have won the prize. His work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and Carve. Lama (TM)s family is from the expatriate Chinese community of Vietnam, and his first novel, a multigenerational family saga set in Saigon during the Vietnam War, is forthcoming from Weinstein Books. Lam lives with his family in Toronto.

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