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The Good Doctor

Galgut, Damon

ISBN 10: 0771032730 / ISBN 13: 9780771032738
Published by McClelland & Stewart, 2003
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First Edition, first printing. Unread, perfect condition. Jacket protected by clear, removable mylar cover. An unlikely friendship between two doctors, one young, optimistic and full of new schemes, has created a story of guilt and betrayal, beauty and menace. ".one of the great literary triumphs of South Africa's transition." Rian Malan. Bookseller Inventory # 003870

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Title: The Good Doctor

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: First Edition

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A powerful, taut and intense tale of a friendship overshadowed by betrayal, set against the tawdry hopes and disappointments of a post-apartheid South Africa. 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 that 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.

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When Laurence Waters arrives at his rural hospital posting in a former homeland of the new South Africa, Frank, a fellow doctor there, is instantly suspicious. Laurence is everything Frank is not - young, optimistic, and full of new schemes. The two become uneasy friends, while the rest of the meagre staff in the deserted hospital view Laurence with a mixture of awe and mistrust.
The tired, ghostly town beyond the hospital is also coping with new arrivals, and the return of old faces. The Brigadier, a self-fashioned dictator from apartheid days, is rumoured to be still alive. And down at Mama's Place, the town's only watering hole, a group of soldiers have moved in with their malign commandant, a man Frank has met before and is keen to avoid for his own dark reasons. Laurence wants to help - but in a world where the past is demanding restitution from the present, his ill-starred idealism cannot last.

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Our preferred method of sale will be through ABE's e-commerce. We will accept cheques. Our terms will be satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back. Bob & Rebecca Coltri, now semi-retired, share their collection of books, from their home, amassed over a life time as collectors, and over thirty years as professionals in the publishing and bookselling community. They can be reached at 619 Sanatorium Rd., London, Ontario, N6H 3W9, Canada, or by telephone at 519-657-1153, or by email at rcoltri@exe...

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