The Transplant Men

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Jane Taylor's richly imagined tale is of two men; Hawthorne, an organ recipient, and Barnard, the first person to perform a heart transplant.
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Jane Taylor's richly imagined tale is of two men; Hawthorne, an organ recipient, and Barnard, the first person to perform a heart transplant. The novel opens with a mystery: an unexplained violent death and a video tape left with the body.

'"Your achievement is all the greater for being accomplished from Cape Town,' I said in response to his complaint that the world was catching up. 'It will signal that our country is thriving.'" In those days I did not align myself with the nay-sayers who were making so much fuss in the aftermath of the Terrorism Act.

"You are our sputnik." I spoke in a florid set of comparisons, as I often do when seized by an enthusiasm. I wasn't exaggerating. "Our Yuri Gagarin.”

These words are spoken to Christiaan Barnard by Guy Hawthorne, the narrator of this gripping piece of storytelling, an investigation within an investigation.

Infused with the halfway modern spirit of South Africa in the 1960's, this poetic and haunting thriller captures the tensions of the times, the story of medicine and psychological twists that lie at the heart of celebrity and obsession.

About the Author
Jane Taylor
is the author of Of Wild Dogs and the recipient of the 2006 Olive Schreiner Award. Taylor is a South African writer and scholar who held the Skye Chair of Dramatic Art at the University of the Witwatersrand from 2000 to 2008. She is a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago.

Parameters of Book: Book
Author: Jane Taylor
ISBN: 9781770097162
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431406401
ePUB ISBN: 9781431406418
mobi file ISBN: 9781431406425
Size (mm): 235 x 155mm
Pages: 148pp
format: Trade Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2009-01-01