By Abraham Verghese
A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel—an mesmerizing kinfolk saga of Africa and the US, medical professionals and sufferers, exile and home.
Marion and Shiva Stone are dual brothers born of a mystery union among a gorgeous Indian nun and a brash British physician at a undertaking health center in Addis Ababa. Orphaned via their mother’s demise in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, sure jointly through a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with drugs, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers near to revolution. but will probably be love, no longer politics—their ardour for a similar woman—that will tear them aside and strength Marion, clean out of scientific university, to escape his place of birth. He makes his option to the US, discovering safe haven in his paintings as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded manhattan urban health facility. while the earlier catches as much as him—nearly destroying him—Marion needs to entrust his lifestyles to the 2 males he concept he depended on least on this planet: the health professional father who deserted him and the brother who betrayed him.
An unforgettable trip into one man’s impressive lifestyles, and an epic tale in regards to the strength, intimacy, and curious great thing about the paintings of therapeutic others.