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Damon Galgut - The Good Doctor

Damon Galgut - The Good Doctor

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3.7/5 Goodreads

Laurence Waters arrives at his rural hospital postingfull of optimism. Frank, the disgruntled deputy, is forced to share his room with the new arrival but is determined to stay out of Laurence’s ambitious schemes. When the dilapidated hospital is looted, the two men find themselves uneasy allies in a world where the past is demanding restitution from the present.

"The Good Doctor will be seen as one of the great literary triumphs of South Africa‘s transition… by a novelist of great and growing power." - Rian Malan, author of My Traitor’s Heart
"Compulsive reading" - Clare Morrall, Books of the Year, Guardian
"A gripping read, laced throughout with powerful emotional truth and Damon Galgut's extraordinary vision" - Julie Wheelwright, Independent
"Beautifully written, evoking mood and tension in precise and exhilarating storytelling" - Joan Bakewell, Books of the Year, Observer

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