Cutting for Stone
A sweeping, emotionally riveting novel with over one million copies sold--an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.
Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother's death and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.
Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles--and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
An enthralling, exotic saga spanning five decades and three continents, rife with forbidden love and desire; betrayals, murder, medicine and family secrets.
"This huge, rich, ambitious tapestry of a novel makes insomnia a pleasure...tremendous" The Times "There is a gravity and beauty in his writing that sets it apart from much contemporary fiction" Daily Telegraph "Tremendous, compassionate, exuberant" Independent "The reader feels there really is something at stake - birth, love, death, war, loyalty" Guardian "Tremendousm compassionate, exuberant" -- Michael Bywater Independent
Born and brought up of Indian parents in Ethiopia, Abraham Verghese qualified as a doctor in Madras and is currently professor of medicine at Stanford University, California. He is the author of My Own Country, an NBCC finalist made into a film directed by Mira Nair, and The Tennis Partner, a New York Times Notable Book. His essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, Granta, New York Times Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Palo Alto, California.