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Dr. Peter Werner Ernst is an internal medicine resident at a major hospital's intensive care unit. He functions on eight hours of sleep for every three shifts at work. Overseeing the care of eight patients, Dr. Ernst's job is to keep death at bay--at least until the day shift comes on, and any potential death goes on someone else's record.

When Felicia Potter enters the ward to visit her comatose father, Dr. Ernst sees the opportunity to spice up his grim routine with a little romance. What he cannot see is how his relationship with the young attractive model will call into question his integrity, his dedication to his career, and just how far he will go for the sake of his lust.

Richard Dooling is the author of White Man's Grave, a 1994 National Book Award finalist, and Blue Streak: Swearing, Free Speech, and Sexual Harassment. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Story. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

A National Book Award Finalist

Dr. Peter Werner Ernst is an internal medicine resident at a major hospital's intensive care unit. He functions on eight hours of sleep for every three shifts at work. Overseeing the care of eight patients, Dr. Ernst's job is to keep death at bayat least until the day shift comes on, and any potential death goes on someone else's record.

When Felicia Potter enters the ward to visit her comatose father, Dr. Ernst sees the opportunity to spice up his grim routine with a little romance. What he cannot see is how his relationship with the young attractive model will call into question his integrity, his dedication to his career, and just how far he will go for the sake of his lust.

"A bitter and disturbing, though often very funny, first novel with a sensibility that Dr. Strangelove fans will recognize."Beryl Lieff Benderly, The Washington Post Book World

"Dooling demonstrates a fresh talent for storytelling and clean, clever writing . . . His command of the medical and legal professions makes him a writer worth reading."Collette Bachand-Wood, Boston Sunday Herald

"A scathingly funny black comedy . . . almost impossible to put down."Harper Barnes, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Savage . . . Mr. Dooling's caricatures of self-important or senile doctors are wickedly clever."The Atlantic Monthly

Synopsis:

Dr. Peter Werner Ernst is an internal medicine resident at a major hospital's intensive care unit. He functions on eight hours of sleep for every three shifts at work. Overseeing the care of eight patients, Dr. Ernst's job is to keep death at bay--at least until the day shift comes on, and any potential death goes on someone else's record.

When Felicia Potter enters the ward to visit her comatose father, Dr. Ernst sees the opportunity to spice up his grim routine with a little romance. What he cannot see is how his relationship with the young attractive model will call into question his integrity, his dedication to his career, and just how far he will go for the sake of his lust.

About the Author

Richard Dooling is the author of White Man's Grave (Picador), a 1994 National Book Award finalist, and Blue Streak: Swearing, Free Speech, and Sexual Harassment. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, and Story. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312143046
Author:
Dooling, Richard
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Medical novels
Subject:
Ernst, werner (fictitious character)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
pt. 1
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.579 in

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Dr. Peter Werner Ernst is an internal medicine resident at a major hospital's intensive care unit. He functions on eight hours of sleep for every three shifts at work. Overseeing the care of eight patients, Dr. Ernst's job is to keep death at bay--at least until the day shift comes on, and any potential death goes on someone else's record.

When Felicia Potter enters the ward to visit her comatose father, Dr. Ernst sees the opportunity to spice up his grim routine with a little romance. What he cannot see is how his relationship with the young attractive model will call into question his integrity, his dedication to his career, and just how far he will go for the sake of his lust.

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