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"Crescent" is a contemplative, existential short story about a young heart surgeon, Dr. George Ash, who is surrounded by death, struggling to find balance in his mostly solitary life. His irregular sleeping patterns lend a dreamlike atmosphere to his daily life, as he shifts from providing emotional support for his patients at the hospital to volunteering for a suicide ...more
Published (first published June 23rd 2014)
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Crescent by Daniel Wallock is about George Ash, a premier heart surgeon. This book is about George dealing with a patient, Rachel Crescent, and also his dealings with a client of a suicide hotline that he volunteers for.

George doesn't seem particularly interesting. His life is kind of dull. Though George obviously must be really smart, being a heart surgeon, I think that the author places too much emphasis on his intelligences. It just seems like he's setting the character up for failure,
May 22, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible and trite

I guess this is a short story. Dr. George Ash, famous heart surgeon and tormented author, appears to be falling in love with a young woman, Rachel Crescent, who needs a heart transplant. When not performing surgery, George sits in a cemetery in the middle of the night writing, and, when not doing either of those things, he volunteers for a suicide hotline.

A heart for Rachel becomes available and George performs the transplant. All seems okay, but there are a few tense moments.
Leslie Fisher
Interesting, dramatic short story about a heart surgeon named George Ash. This is the first in the series, but I actually read #2 first. The characters were interesting, and I'm looking forward to more in this series.
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very poetic young man with enlightening talent. His words of substance from his own experiences in this world tells of hardships he endures and how he copes. He teaches us a new meaning of love, strength, and tribulation. It is an honor to be part of his life through his books. A must read.
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Daniel Wallock is a college student living in New York and the author of three books, which have been downloaded over 20,000 times across 25 countries. His poetry and prose have appeared in 20 publications including Burningword, Wild Quarterly, ExFic, The Vending Machine Press, Agave Magazine, VAYAVYA Poetry, Whistling Shade Journal, and The Bolt Magazine. Daniel has received numerous writing ...more
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