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Bodies

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Bodies by Jed Mercurio

Book Description

Inside every hospital exists a world no outsider has been allowed to see Written by a former doctor, Bodies is a novel of almost unbearable power and intensity. It is also a moving portrait of the loss of innocence, the healing power of sexual love, and of a young man's quest for redemption in a world that's lost its sense of right and wrong. Jed Mercurio, the man behind the television series Cardiac Arrest, has produced an even more disturbingly authentic dispatch from the frontline of hospital life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099422839
ISBN-10: 0099422832
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Jed Mercurio

Ascent by Jed Mercurio Ascent, Hardback (September 2011)

Yefgenii Yeremin is a flyer and he is a phantom. In the Korean War, he is the legendary ace dubbed 'Ivan the Terrible', shooting down more American jets than any other pilot in history. But the Soviet Union's involvement in Korea must be kept secret, so Yefgenii is exiled to a remote Arctic base, his name unknown, his victories uncelebrated.

American Adulterer by Jed Mercurio American Adulterer, Paperback (March 2010)

Tells the story of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who is a habitual womaniser.

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » Often with novels produced by TV writers (Mercurio wrote the excellent drama Cardiac Arrest) we end up with something more like a screenplay - all dialogue and direction, and no descriptive power. This is a magnificent rejoinder to that. Mercurio (a former doctor himself) brilliantly captures the early nerves and eagerness of a young doctor, and slowly we watch him degenerate into bitterness, cynicism, exploitative sex and an extra-curricular dabble with prescription drugs. No single step in our doctor's walk into the darkness is hugely dramatic. There are deaths, but they are from mistakes and arrogance; our one move towards something more sinister is quickly extinguished. Relationships fizzle and die, and even the defining affair with a nurse is unsatisfactory, hurried and immoral. Bitterness and despair seep through the novel like blood through bandages, but the sheer pace and energy drag you along, forcing you to empathise with an often unsympathetic character, but one who, finally, drags himself back from the abyss in order to take the morally correct decisions - which is all we can ask of our medical profession. True to life, doing the right thing isn't the easy thing, nor does it correct the wrongs, but it gives the whole novel a backbone, and our character a chance at a Final Judgement of his own, after watching so many others play God. Mercurio is a talent to watch - his handling of the material is assured, his use of footnotes to explain medical jargon is informative and sometimes mocking, and his knowledge of the medical profession both impressive and chilling. A major new voice in modern fiction. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Jed Mercurio

Jed Mercurio trained at the University of Birmingham Medical School and worked at various hospitals in the West Midlands before becoming a full-time writer in 1994. He wrote the highly acclaimed television drama Cardiac Arrest. His first novel, Bodies, was chosen as one of the five best debuts of 2002 by the Guardian and his television adaptation won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series of 2005. His second novel, Ascent, was published in 2007. His latest novel for Cape and Simon & Schuster, American Adulterer, a fictionalisation of President John F. Kennedy's personal life, was published in Spring 2009.

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