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On the eve of his retirement, Doctor "Sawbones" Hunter reflects on his career as a small-town physician.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published November 30th 1997 by University of Alberta Press
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Shawn Mooney
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Best known for his 1941 novel As For Me And My House, closeted-gay Saskatchewan writer Sinclair Ross breaks new ground with his final, 1974 novel. Eschewing novelistic narrative conventions altogether, this tale of a small town doctor is told instead in dialogue at his retirement party and several stunning streams of consciousness. Incisive treatment of racism, homophobia, etc., but ultimately the story would've been more powerful told more conventionally. A fascinating failure.

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Jan 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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