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|Genre ||Collection (Short Stories) (123 pp.)|
|Keywords||Acculturation, Asian Experience, Death and Dying, Empathy, Family Relationships, Human Worth, Love, Medical Education, Ordinary Life, Physician Experience, Professionalism, Society, Urban Violence, Women in Medicine|
Twelve contemporary stories set in Rhode Island and New York City. Major themes include the pain of cultural dislocation and cross-cultural experience ("Theng," "Shambalileh," "My German Problem"); human frailty and self-deception ("Sleep," "Juilliard"); and the personal and moral dimensions of medical practice. See the separate annotations for Laundry, The Good Doctor and Ambulance--three stories which are particularly relevant to Literature and Medicine.
|Commentary||This collection won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award of the University of Iowa Press in 1994. The author is a practicing physician in Rhode Island and a former concert violinist. While these stories are generally brief and incisive, they explore complex issues of character and motivation.|
|Publisher||Univ. of Iowa Press|
|Place Published||Iowa City, Iowa|
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