Cutting for Stone
Fathers and sons
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Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, Marion and Shiva Stone are 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.
Marion, fresh out of medical school, flees Ethiopia and makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him--nearly destroying him--Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he truste... Read More »
Marion and Shiva Stone, twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, come of age in an Ethiopia on the brink of revolution, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.
Wonderful epic family saga involving conjoined twins that are separated, their mother, a nun, their surgeon father who abandons them, and how, as adults, the past must be faced and reconciled.
Identical twins, initially conjoined, are born in Addis Ababa. Their Indian nun mother dies, and they are abandoned by their grief-stricken British surgeon father. Two Indian doctors raise them. This epic novel moves from Ethiopia to New York City, and follows not only the twins’ relationship, bu... Read More »
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“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy
“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell