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Dissection

By Jacinta Halloran

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Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Published In: Australia, 04 August 2008
An original and confronting portrayal of a woman facing a personal and professional crisis, this stirring novel is an elegant meditation on the power a single mistake can have on life. Doctor Anna McBride's life is starting to unravel--the mother of two boys and a dedicated general practitioner, she is being sued for medical negligence, a case of delayed diagnosis. Deeply ashamed of her mistake, she retreats into family life, only to find that her husband seems preoccupied with a younger colleague. As the date for mediation draws closer and the lawyers' demands become ever more pressing, Anna begins to sense someone else's cries for attention--someone who wishes her harm.

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"Dissection is a perfectly judged and beautifully written account--a pensive and probing character study, a portrait of quiet despair and stoicism." --Victorian Premier's Literary Awards "A bracing and beautiful novel--I recommend it as an unputdownable and richly rewarding read, an extended ethical work-out of the classiest kind." --Helen Garner, author, The Spare Room

EAN: 9781921372124
ISBN: 1921372125
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Dimensions: 20.9 x 13.6 x 1.8 centimetres (0.11 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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