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The Resource Dirty work : a novel, Gabriel Weston

Dirty work : a novel, Gabriel Weston

Label
Dirty work : a novel
Title
Dirty work
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Weston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An informed and arresting debut novel about a young surgeon in crisis, by a writer whose "exactitude of expression is rare and uncanny." (Rachel Cusk) Nancy Mullion, an obstetrician-gynecologist whose botched surgery has put a patient in a life-threatening coma, must face a medical tribunal to determine if she can continue to practice medicine. Nancy's fears about both her patient's chances for survival and whether she will be "undoctored" are made palpable to the reader. Throughout four weeks of intense questioning and accusations, this physician directly confronts for the first time her work as an abortion provider--how it helps the lives of others but takes a heavy toll on her own. Interweaving memories of Nancy's English and American childhood and adolescence, Dirty Work creates an emotionally charged portrait of one woman's life; the telling of seemingly untellable stories sets her free, as it can all women. Gabriel Weston has given us a truly original, courageous, and meaningful novel. "--
Summary
Follows an obstetrician-gynecologist through four intense weeks of a medical tribunal after she botches a surgery and accidentally puts an abortion patient in a coma
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321716
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weston, Gabriel
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6123.E875
LC item number
.D58 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women physicians
  • Abortion
  • Medical errors
Target audience
adult
Label
Dirty work : a novel, Gabriel Weston
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn864092727
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780316235624
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)864092727
Label
Dirty work : a novel, Gabriel Weston
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn864092727
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780316235624
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)864092727

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