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Operation Wandering Soul

ISBN 
9781848871434
Format 
Spiral/Comb/Ring Bind
Recommended Price 
R255.00
Published 
September 2010
About the book: 
In the paediatrics ward of a public hospital, a group of sick children is gathering. The surrogate parents of this band - a surgical resident and a therapist - are charged with keeping them alive on storytelling and make-believe alone. Operation Wandering Soul is a story about imagination and memory. At once a social indictment and an intensely emotional account of intimate need, it asks how we might keep alive a little longer the vanishing narratives of childhood.
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About the Author

Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels, including Orfeo (which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), The Echo Maker, The Time of Our Singing, Galatea 2.2 and Plowing the Dark. He is the recipient of a MacArthur grant and the National Book Award, and has been a Pulitzer Prize and four-time NBCC finalist. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.