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Triage: A Novel

Anderson, Scott

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ISBN 10: 0684846950 / ISBN 13: 9780684846958
Published by Scribner
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Title: Triage: A Novel

Publisher: Scribner

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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A powerful debut novel tells of a wartime photographer who plays an unfortunate role in the disappearance of a friend and colleague as they cover a third-world conflict together and his subsequent struggle to cope with his feelings guilt and grief upon returning to New York. 25,000 first printing.

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There's a whole lot of triage going on in Scott Anderson's debut novel. First, there is the triage at the small Kurdish hospital where Mark Walsh, a wounded American war photographer, has been brought, in the wake of a battle between Kurdish separatists and Iraqi troops: those men deemed unlikely to survive by the woefully overworked and underequipped doctor in charge are summarily shot. Then there is the triage Mark himself performs after returning to the States as he goes through his various shots, sorting out which images will make the cut. Finally, there is the central mystery of what Mark saw and did during his time in Kurdistan--events so traumatic they continue to haunt him even after his physical wounds have healed. Though there appears to be no medical reason for it, Mark can't walk, and his Spanish girlfriend, Elena, is eventually forced to accept help from her estranged grandfather, Joachim--a psychiatrist who helped "purify" the consciences of Franco's fascist officers following the Spanish civil war.

Eventually the three travel together to Spain, where Mark, with Joachim's help, must face the secret he cannot bear to remember. As Joachim and Mark slowly forge a relationship with each other, they also strengthen their separate bonds to Elena. But as each man reveals his experience of war to the other, it becomes clear that when well-intentioned men commit evil acts--even for the best of reasons--there will always be a high price to pay.

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