Just thought I’d drop a teaser for my reading at Pivot on Wednesday.
This is the setup for the section of my novel manuscript (The Big Freeze) that I’m going to read from:
Janwar Gupta is a med student doing a placement in anesthesiology at Ottawa Civic Hospital. He chose to use an experimental approach in his first operation, for which the nurses, Henry and José, threw some seriously dark shade, calling him Dr. Mengele and riffing off of that for way too long. His supervisor, however, Llew Cadwaladr, applauded his initiative and invited him to join the clique of more experimental anesthesiologists in the department, who call themselves the Mixers. Now Janwar is going for drinks with the Mixers at a pub. He’s just met up with Candy and Peter, the two youngest residents, and they slammed a tall can each in a parking lot before hitting the bar.