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The Good Doctor

ISBN 
9780143024569
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R160.00
Published 
March 2010
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 -- bit in a world where the past is demanding restitution from the present, his ill-starred idealism cannot last.

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About the Author
Playwright and novelist Damon Galgut is the author of the novels A Sinless Season, Small Circle of Beings, The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs, The Quarry, The Good Doctor, The Impostor, In a Strange Room and Arctic Summer. His work has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He lives and works in Cape Town.
 

Photograph credit: Nigel Maister.

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