06 April 2011

Cutting For Stone ~ Abraham Verghese


A coming of age story set mostly in Ethiopia
Wide ranging read that pulls you along.

The story follows twin brothers from their birth under strange circumstances. The medical background of the narrative provides interesting insights into Ethiopian history, the revolution and the cruelty of life.

The main character moves to New York but his fate is still hunted by the albatross of his long-held love ... and it doesn’t matter how much you shout at the book, his is so blinded by lost love that he screws his life.