Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese

Contemporary

Fiction

Published by Chatto and Windus

Shortlist 2009
Cutting for Stone

Two boys, twins, born in Addis Ababa and left orphaned by the death of their mother in childbirth and an absconded father. Brought up together, but then driven apart by a bitter betrayal they end up working as surgeons, but on different continents. Fate forces them back together, but can they overcome the mistrust they feel for each other?

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