This tremendous offering from Vincent Lam is a Giller Prize Winner. OK, so who really cares. It is however, a great collection of stories following the lives of students who become doctors and eventually live through the SARS scare in Toronto.
I had heard a lot about the book, and recieved it last year for my birthday. I love the cover of the book, and was looking forward to reading it for quite a while. The book focuses on three doctors in particular: Fitzgerald, Ming and Chen. Their lives connect, spread apart and reconnect while giving the reader fascinating insight into the world of medicine, the humour of the hospital wards and most importantly the truth of human relationships.
It’s wonderful to have a current, Canadian book that while it deals with foreign topics (at least to me) still touches on issues that everyone feels: love, jealousy, trust, distrust, humour and choices.
The book drags a bit near the end, but the stories of Fitz and Chen are especially good. Recommended!