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ISBN13: 9780062116390
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An unforgettable, illuminating story of how men live and how they survive, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Cutting for Stone

When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, relocates to El Paso, Texas, he hopes to make a fresh start as a staff member at the county hospital. There he meets David Smith, a medical student recovering from drug addiction, and the two men begin a tennis ritual that allows them to shed their inhibitions and find security in the sport they love and with each other. This friendship between doctor and intern grows increasingly rich and complex, more intimate than two men usually allow. Just when it seems nothing can go wrong, the dark beast from Davids past emerges once again—and almost everything Verghese has come to trust and believe in is threatened as David spirals out of control.

About the Author

Abraham Verghese is a professor of medicine at Texas Tech University and the author of My Own Country. He lectures on medical humanities at many medical schools and is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He lives with his wife, Sylvia, and three children in El Paso, Texas.

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writermala, July 9, 2012 (view all comments by writermala)
This is a wonderful story of a friendship which transcends Power Differential. Abraham, the professor and senior doctor, may be the powerful one in the hospital, but on the tennis court, it is David who wields the power.

A gripping story of the upheavals in the lives of the two men and the friendship which seems to stand the test of time.

However, when the deep dark secrets of David's life come and intrude does the friendship have the strength to survive or will the tennis partners drift apart? The author's metaphors, using tennis to explain the vagaries of life, are just wonderful.
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Verghese, Abraham
Harper Perennial
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