River In Egypt

Author: D. MEANS
Homepage_9780571352494

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $7.99(AUD)
  • : 9780571352494
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
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  • : March 2019
  • : .118 Inches X 4.37 Inches X 6.299 Inches
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  • : books

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  • : D. MEANS
  • : Faber Stories Ser.
  • : Paperback
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  • : 813.6
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  • : 48
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Barcode 9780571352494
9780571352494

Description

In his masterful story 'A River in Egypt', David Means paints a portrait of a moment. Cavanaugh and his young son are suspended; trapped in what a nurse calls 'the sweat chamber', where the boy will be tested for cystic fibrosis.

Cavanaugh has brought distractions - spasmodic action figures, malformed toy trucks - but they do little to alter the frustration of the sick child screaming, or to alleviate the anxiety of the time spent waiting for 'some exactitude in the form of a diagnosis'.