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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam [in San Francisco Chronicle]

 

Bloodletting & Miraculous CuresVincent Lam‘s first book of fiction, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, comes to the United State an already proven deal. The story collection won Canada’s prestigious Giller Prize in 2006, the first time a premiere work ever had the honor, and Bloodletting was a best-seller in that country. Weinstein Books was so sure about the book that the new publishing house not only made Bloodletting its first acquisition but also will publish Lam’s forthcoming first novel.

Bloodletting is worthy of all that attention.

An emergency physician in Toronto, Lam writes from experience, and with accuracy and confidence. He even includes an 11-page medical glossary. The loosely connected, layered stories of Bloodletting follow four young doctors-in-training into their medical careers – two successful, one not and one prematurely stunted.  …[click here for more]

Review: San Francisco Chronicle, September 12, 2007

Readers: Adult

Published: 2007 (United States)

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