The Children's Hospital

The Children's Hospital

Book - 2006
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A hospital is preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water. Inside, assailed by mysterious forces, doctors and patients are left to remember the world they've lost and to imagine one to come. At the center, Jemma Claflin, a medical student, finds herself gifted with strange powers and a frightening destiny. Simultaneously epic and intimate, wildly imaginative and unexpectedly relevant, The Children's Hospital is a work of stunning scope, mesmerizing detail, and wrenching emotion.
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9781932416602
1932416609
Branch Call Number: ADR
Characteristics: 615 p.

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Persnickety77
Nov 24, 2014

weird and beautiful. it's a hospital drama mixed with an apocalyptic novel.

there's a part in the middle that is absolutely stunning. i still reread that part today.
you will know it when you get there - no spoilers :)

KRockstar10 May 06, 2013

I made it to page 97, but I really don't care what happens to any of these people. They're all terrible. As far as I can tell, they don't care what happens to them either. What a disappointment; the premise sounded so interesting.

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91starwood
Jan 10, 2011

Didn't bother to finish.

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