The long narrative, setting, characters, conflicts, and quotations that read as invocations all set out to prove this. It begins with the lines from Gitanjali , the celebrated poetry collection of the Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore:. And because I love this life I know I shall love death as well. The child cries out when From the right breast the mother Takes it away, in the very next moment To find in the left one Its consolation.
Doctors and Sons
Cutting for Stone Summary & Study Guide
Cutting for Stone is a novel written by Ethiopian-born Indian-American medical doctor and author Abraham Verghese. It is a saga of twin brothers, orphaned by their mother's death at their births and forsaken by their father. When first published, the novel was on The New York Times Best Seller list for two years and generally received well by critics. With its positive reception, Barack Obama put it on his summer reading list and the book was optioned for adaptations. The story is told by the protagonist, Marion Stone. He and his conjoined twin Shiva are born at Mission Hospital called "Missing" in accordance with the local pronunciation , Addis Ababa , in September Their father, Thomas Stone, the English surgeon of Missing, abandons them and disappears.
Stitching up the surgeon's life
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Filled with mystical scenes and deeply felt characters. Verghese is something of a magician as a novelist. Not a word is wasted in this larger-than-life saga. Verghese expertly weaves the threads of numerous story lines into one cohesive opus. The writing is graceful, the characters compassionate and the story full of nuggets of wisdom.