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Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures

By | 2018-03-21T18:23:37+01:00 January 1st, 2007|Recent Reviews|

By Vincent Lam

Anchor Canada, 2006. 337 pages.

Winner of the prestigious Giller Prize for Canadian literature, this collection of short stories follows a small group of friends as they move from their attempts to get into medical school to their first hospital rounds. The voice throughout is as antiseptic as a check-up room and the characters so emotionally understated they verge on comatose. Bring out the stethoscope with this book; otherwise you’ll have trouble finding its heartbeat.

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