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My own country : a doctor's story of a town and its people in the age of AIDS

By: Verghese, Abraham

1857992229 / 9781857992229
Out of print
20 cm 416p.
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Reprint. Originally published as Soundings. 1994.
My Own Country does for the world of AIDS what Oliver Sacks has done for neurology An extract from My Own Country was published in Granta A remarkable book ... It reads like a fine novel but the heroes are all too real. My Own Country is far from depressing. It's full of kindness, love and courage and is, in the end, uplifting' Today A lyrical account of his five years in Tennessee - as lyrical as a person can be when dealing with such a bleak disease' The Times Dr Verghese's vulnerability and his lucid prose give this book the emotional momentum of a good novel' Vanity Fair

MY OWN COUNTRY is the extraordinary story of an Indian physician who settled in a rural town in Tennessee as a young doctor to AIDS patients.

This is a book about illness and treatment, about how a small community reacts to the advent of AIDS, about doctor-patient relationships, the body in decline, the ritual of examination, and how Verghese, as a doctor, coped with the inevitability of death.

Verghese creates, beyond the jargon of medicine, a lyrical and haunting language unique in this genre, and provides a narrative at once rich, absorbing and above all, moving.


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