Cutting for Stone (Small)
My brother Shiva and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace We took our first breaths in the thick air of Addis Ababa capital city of Ethiopia Where silk and steel fail story must succeed To begin at the beginning
Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their motherâ€™s death and their fatherâ€™s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miraclesâ€”and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.