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A Mistake
 

A Mistake (Paperback)

By Shuker, Carl

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A Mistake is a compelling story of human fallibility, and the dangerous hunger for black and white answers in a world of exponential complication and nuance.

ISBN 9781776562145
Published 7 March 2019 by Victoria University Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781776562145
ISBN-10 1776562143
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Victoria University Press
Imprint Victoria University Press
Publication Date 7 March 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Shuker, Carl
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 184
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Surgeons - Fiction, Patients - Fiction, Women surgeons - New Zealand - Wellington - Fiction, Medical errors - Fiction, Patients
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code NZ823.3
Catalogue Code 967008

Description of this Book

Elizabeth Taylor is a surgeon at a city hospital, a gifted, driven and rare woman excelling in a male-dominated culture.

One day, while operating on a young woman in a critical condition, something goes gravely wrong.

A Mistake is a compelling story of human fallibility, and the dangerous hunger for black and white answers in a world of exponential complication and nuance.


'You'd think Carl Shuker couldn't get any better, but A Mistake is the novel at its visceral and emotional best. This is the most compelling book I've read in years. It pulls you along at breakneck speed through questions of failure, exposure and manners. Shuker reinvents the form with every novel and A Mistake is a masterpiece which feels more like a body than a book - the life pumps and glugs and flexes inside its pages.' -Pip Adam

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Author's Bio

Carl Shuker is a former editor at the British Medical Journal and the author of four novels - The Method Actors (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005), winner of the Prize in Modern Letters in 2006; The Lazy Boys (Counterpoint, 2006); Three Novellas for a Novel (2008; Mansfield Road Press, 2011) and Anti Lebanon (Counterpoint, 2013). He lives in Wellington with his wife and two children.

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