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Dirty work: a novel [electronic resource] / Gabriel Weston.

Weston, Gabriel, author. (Author). Cook, Carolyn, narrator. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781478925149 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1478925140 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Audio : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Carolyn Cook.
Summary, etc.: An informed and arresting debut novel about a young surgeon in crisis. Nancy Mullion, an obstetrician-gynecologist whose botched surgery has put a patient in a life-threatening coma, must face a medical tribunal to determine if she can continue to practice medicine. Nancy's fears about both her patient's chances for survival and whether she will be "undoctored" are made palpable to the reader. Throughout four weeks of intense questioning and accusations, this physician directly confronts for the first time her work as an abortion provider--how it helps the lives of others but takes a heavy toll on her own. Interweaving memories of Nancy's English and American childhood and adolescence, Dirty Work creates an emotionally charged portrait of one woman's life; the telling of seemingly untellable stories sets her free, as it can all women. Gabriel Weston has given us a truly original, courageous, and meaningful novel.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Women physicians > Fiction.
Abortion > Fiction.
Medical errors > Fiction.

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