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The Resource The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

Label
The Good Doctor
Title
The Good Doctor
Statement of responsibility
Damon Galgut
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH WRITERS' PRIZE & Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A powerful, taut and intense tale of a friendship overshadowed by betrayal, set against the tawdry hopes and disappointments of a post-apartheid South Africa. When Laurence Waters arrives at his new post at a deserted rural hospital, staff physician Frank Eloff is instantly suspicious. Laurence is everything Frank is not-young, optimistic, and full of big ideas. The whole town is beset with new arrivals and the return of old faces. Frank reestablishes a liaison with a woman, one that will have unexpected consequences. A self-made dictator from apartheid days is rumored to be active in cross-border smuggling, and a group of soldiers has moved in to track him, led by a man from Frank's own dark past. Laurence sees only possibilities-but in a world where the past is demanding restitution from the present, his ill-starred idealism cannot last
Summary
When Laurence Waters arrives at his post in a rural hospital in new South Africa, and convinces Dr. Ruth Ngema, head of the hospital, to set up clinics in the villages, the crime and corruption that follow put everyone involved in danger
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Africa: Best Book, 2004.
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122716
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Damon Galgut
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The Good Doctor
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008928
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857895110
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Good Doctor
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008928
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857895110
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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