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The Tennis Partner - Abraham Verghese
The Tennis Partner
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When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, relocates to El Paso, Texas, he hopes to make a fresh start as a staff member at the county hospital. There he meets David Smith, a medical student recovering from drug addition, and the two men begin a tennis ritual that allows... show more
When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, relocates to El Paso, Texas, he hopes to make a fresh start as a staff member at the county hospital. There he meets David Smith, a medical student recovering from drug addition, and the two men begin a tennis ritual that allows them to shed their inhibitions and find security in the sport they love and with each other. This friendship between doctor and intern grows increasingly rich and complex, more intimate than two men usually allow. And just when it seems nothing more can go wrong, the dark beast from David's past emerges once again. As David spirals out of control, almost everything Verghese has come to trust and believe in is threatened. Compassionate and moving, The Tennis Partner is a unforgettable, illuminating story of how men live, and how they survive.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060931131 (0060931132)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 345
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.5 The Tennis Partner
The Tennis Partner describes the autobiographical story of the friendship between Verghese and one of his medical students in El Paso, Texas, in the early 1990s. When David Smith met Dr. Verghese, he was a medical student trying to finish his degree and obtaining an internship, but before he start...
List Lover
List Lover rated it
Yummy! If you like memoir, doctor stuff, tennis, addiction and relationships.
Sassafrass
Sassafrass rated it
I thought this was fantastic. It's fascinating how physician addiction is handled. I thought that it was good to have people that others sometimes forget are human shown in a humanistic light. I laughed, cried, yelled and couldn't hold back my disappointment at the outcome of this story. But thr...
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