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The Good Doctor

ISBN 
9780143026952
Format 
Epub
Recommended Price 
R120.00
Published 
September 2012
About the book: 
When Laurence Waters arrives at his rural posting, Frank is instantly suspicious. Laurence is everything Frank is not - young, optimistic and full of new schemes. The two become uneasy friends, while the rest of the staff in the deserted hospital view Laurence with a mixture of awe and mistrust. The town beyond the hospital is also coping with new arrivals, and the return of old faces. The Brigadier - a self-fashioned dictator from apartheid days - is rumoured to still be alive. And down at Mama's place, a group of soldiers have moved in with their malign commandant, a man Frank has met before and is keen to avoid. Laurence wants to help - but in a world where the past is demanding restitution from the present, his ill-starred idealism cannot last. In gleaming prose, Damon Galgut has created a literary thriller out of an unlikely friendship. The Good Doctor is a gripping novelistic high-wire act.
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About the Author

Damon Galgut was born in Pretoria in 1963. He wrote his first novel, A Sinless Season, when he was seventeen. His other books include Small Circle of Beings, The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs and The Quarry, all of which were re-issued by Penguin in 2005. The Good Doctor, published by Penguin in 2003 was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the African region Commonwealth Writers Prize 2004. Strategy & Siege was released by Penguin in 2005. His last novel, The Imposter, was released in May 2008. 

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