Dirty Work

Dirty Work

Book - 2014
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"An informed and arresting debut novel about a young surgeon in crisis"--
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First North American edition
ISBN: 9780316235624
0316235628
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 184 pages ; 22 cm

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madison382 Oct 27, 2014

This is an interesting book about a doctor who froze while performing an abortion which almost cost the life of the mother, and for which she is taken to the review board for trial.

ChristchurchLib Sep 22, 2014

"Nancy Mullion is a skilled OB/GYN who also performs abortions; after a patient in her care nearly dies, she is suspended from her duties at her London hospital. With little to do but worry about her patient and her career, she spends her time considering her path thus far, from childhood on. A reflective, introspective novel, Dirty Work addresses a controversial topic and provides unusual perspectives on it -- both of an ambivalent practitioner and of those who will judge Nancy's actions at her hearing without having performed the work themselves. Publishers Weekly calls this fiction debut from the author of the medical memoir Direct Red a 'medical and moral tour de force.'" Fiction A to Z September 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/2dbae5ef-cde5-4f93-a2f5-cfacfb2ad783?postId=71b0a692-441d-4c8e-a48f-1fd8a76ad5ce

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