On a spring day, a doctor whose aging father died when he was a young teenager decides to visit the doctor who cared for his father but lost him to congestive heart failure. For the previous few days, the young doctor has confronted many of his own demons as he treats cardiac patient George Dittus, not a mirror image of his father but close enough to bring out his own insecurities, especially when he mis-doses Dittus, who almost dies. 


"A little jewel of a second novel." 

-Publishers Weekly


"An existential drama with overtones for Camus, the powerful, anguished, evocative prose is not to be missed."

-Library Journal


"A riveting novel, filled with rich details and perceptions. Written with the cool precision of a surgical blade and the unsentimental exposure of an X-ray, you will never be able to look at a doctor in quite the same way again." 

-The Providence Journal