Death and the Intern
"Set in a vivid and compelling world of anaesthesiologists gone bad, Jeremy Hanson-Finger's Death and the Intern is needle-sharp crime fiction that will definitely not put you to sleep."—Gary Barwin, 2016 Giller Prize–shortlisted author of Yiddish for Pirates
Janwar Gupta, a brilliant but neurotic medical student intern, has a patient die under suspicious circumstances at the start of his two-week anaesthesiology placement at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Certain of his innocence, Janwar bumbles his way through a criminal investigation focused on two feuding groups of anaesthesiologists and navigates a romance with journalism student and barista Susan Jonestown, the book's real hero, who is investigating a drug trafficking conspiracy involving the Civic Hospital, the Hells Angels, and a network of dog walkers—with ties to Janwar's current place of employment.
Featuring an ensemble cast of unscrupulous, high-strung, and hilarious characters, Death and the Intern twists and subverts the hospital drama and hard-boiled detective genres with equal parts humour and pathos.
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Dimensions: 272 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.51 in
Published: April 14, 2017
Publisher: Invisible Publishing