The Tennis Partner by Abraham VergheseThe Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese

The Tennis Partner

byAbraham Verghese

Paperback | September 20, 2011

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An unforgettable, illuminating story of how men live and how they survive, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Cutting for Stone

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 addiction, 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. Just when it seems nothing can go wrong, the dark beast from David’s past emerges once again—and almost everything Verghese has come to trust and believe in is threatened as David spirals out of control.

A practicing physician and a professor of medicine at Stanford University, Abraham Verghese is the author ofMy Own CountryandCutting for Stone. His writing has appeared inThe New Yorker,Granta, and other publications. He lives in Palo Alto, California.
Title:The Tennis PartnerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:September 20, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062116398

ISBN - 13:9780062116390


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heart-breaking Story The book takes you to a story about a lost young man who was a promising doctor. His struggles could represent those of many like him.
Date published: 2018-06-22