Weston, Gabriel Dirty Work

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Winner of the McKitterick Prize

Two women in a room.

‘Courageous’ Rachel Cusk, Guardian

One is dying.

‘Gripping’ Observer

The other just sits back and watches.

‘Necessary’ Independent

For both, there is everything to lose.

Surgeons are meant to save lives, but Nancy is a special kind of surgeon. When she makes a mistake in the operating theatre she is summoned to explain herself to a tribunal and is forced to consider what it means to be a doctor who has killed as well as cured. And to realise that her own redemption can only come through telling a tale that nobody wants to hear.

Gabriel Weston, author of the acclaimed Direct Red: A Surgeon’s Story, winner of the 2010 PEN/Ackerley Prize, has written an extraordinarily moving and powerful novel.

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Two women in a room.

One is bleeding to death.

The other just sits back and watches.

For both, there is everything to lose.

Surgeons are meant to save lives, but Nancy is a special kind of surgeon. Doctors are meant to be good at reporting the truth, but Nancy's is an untellable story.

A mistake made in the operating theatre changes all of this. Summoned to explain herself to a tribunal appointed by the General Medical Council, Nancy is forced to consider what it means to be a doctor who has killed as well as cured. And to realise that her own redemption can only come through telling a tale that nobody wants to hear.

Gabriel Weston, author of the acclaimed Direct Red: A Surgeon's Story, winner of the 2010 PEN/Ackerley Prize, has written an extraordinarily moving and powerful novel about a female doctor who performs abortions.

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"A lot of novels are called “brave”, and they aren’t. This one is." (Lionel Shriver)

"A brilliantly intense, thought-provoking story" ( Stylist)

"Gripping, well-researched and elegantly written" (Rosamund Urwin Evening Standard, Books of the Year)

"This courageous and interesting author is that unusual thing, a contemporary moralist" (Rachel Cusk Guardian)

"Bold, brave, and uncomfortable… it's a gripping read" ( Observer)

"The subject matter is brave, the moral perspective complex, the writing vivid" (Lionel Shriver Mail on Sunday)

"Weston has an unwavering passion for the truth as well as the courage to tell it." (Ian Thomson Sunday Telegraph (Seven))

"Weston excels at writing about medicine precisely…but with great subtlety of tone that allows readers to appreciate the human faultlines that lie beneath conventional portraits of doctoring." (Vivienne Parry The Times)

"Weston is a superb writer of lucid and evocative prose… This is not a dark book so much as a deeply thoughtful one" ( Independent)

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