The Circle and the Equator
PUBLICATION DATE: February 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
EXTENT: 216 pages
SIZE: 198 x 129 mm
ISBN: 9781742589237
RIGHTS: World rights
CATEGORY: Coming Soon, Kyra Giorgi,
EBOOK AVAILABILITY No ebook currently available.

The Circle and the Equator

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Kyra Giorgi


 

In the dying days of the Russian Empire, a Scottish sound recordist disappears into the Caucasus mountains; a former hero of the Algerian resistance experiments with traditional Chinese medicine; a French anatomical artist models disfigured soldiers returned from the Crimea; in 1960s Poland, a grandmother hatches a plan when a Hollywood star comes to town; during the war in Vietnam, fate and superstition guide a Filipino cook toward a new vocation; in Weimar Berlin, a young man’s efforts to rehabilitate himself are derailed by a charismatic artist...

Confronting, moving, and brilliantly original, Kyra Giorgi’s fascinating stories loop through time and place to delve into the lives of those caught at the articulation points of history. Deftly balancing the personal and the political with the historical and the medical, they explore the impact of conflict, the ethics of treatment and care, and the lengths to which we will go to preserve who we are.

 

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