Author(s): Damon Galgut
Laurance Waters arrives at his rural hospital posting full of optimism. Frank, the disgruntled deputy, is forced to share his room with the new arrival but is determined to stay out of Laurence's ambitious schemes. When the dilapidated hospital is looted, the two men find themselves uneasy allies in a world where the past is demanding restitution from the present.
"'One of the best and weirdest novels I have read in a long while. From the first page the reader is gripped. There are traces of J. M. Coetzee and Graham Greene but Damon Galgut is a true original.' Geoff Dyer; 'Galgut writes like a man on a long fast night drive through bad places. You're in the front passenger seat but you would rather be in the back. You could get out but you don't. And you see things you would rather forget. It's brilliant.' Dermot Healy; 'A truly remarkable novel, steeped in contemporary history, yet at the same time transcending it. I was enthralled by its intensity and the immediacy of every small twist and turn of the story' Andre Brink"
Damon Galgut was born in Pretoria in 1963 and now lives in Cape Town. He wrote his first novel, A Sinless Season, when he was seventeen. His other books include Small Circle of Beings, The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs and The Quarry. The Good Doctor has been an international publishing sensation and has sold in 11 territories to date.