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Cover of: The good doctor | Damon Galgut
About the Book

A taut, intense tale of the dashed hopes of the post-apartheid era and the small betrayals that doom a friendship, The Good Doctor is an extraordinary parable of the corruption of the flesh and spirit. It assures Damon Galgut's place as a major international talent. When Laurence Waters arrives at his new post at a deserted rural hospital, staff physician Frank Eloff is instantly suspicious. Laurence is everything Frank is not - young, optimistic, and full of big ideas. The whole town is beset with new arrivals and the return of old faces. Frank reestablishes a liaison with a woman, one which will have unexpected consequences. A self-made dictator from apartheid days is rumored to be active in cross-border smuggling and a group of soldiers has moved in to track him, led by a man from Frank's own dark past. Laurence sees only possibilities - but in a world where the past is demanding restitution from the present, his ill-starred idealism cannot last.

6 editions First published in 2003

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Cover of: The Good Doctor
September 7, 2004, Grove Press
The Good Doctor
Paperback in English
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2004, RB Large Print
The good doctor
Text (large print) in English
Cover of: The good doctor
2004, Grove Press
The good doctor
in English
Cover of: The Good Doctor
2004, McClelland & Stewart
The Good Doctor
Paperback
Cover of: The good doctor
2003, Atlantic
The good doctor
in English
Cover of: The good doctor
2003, Grove Press
The good doctor
in English - 1st Grove Press pbk. ed.

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