The author tells us two parallel storylines: a single working day of Dr. Peter Brown at Manhattan Catholic Hospital – and this man’s past, which actually Pietro Brnwa is. He was born in 1977 from a drugged mother in Indian ashram. His grandparents – Jews who survived Auschwitz had – got him out of there so that he could grow up in middle-class family. But then they are killed by the violent brothers Virzi. This act of the at the time 14 year old grandson wants revenge.
As a brother is he included in the family of his 15-year-old friend Adam Locano. Quick turns out that father David, a respected lawyer who is part of the mafia. In hopeless situation Pietro is necessarily a killer
A witness protection program is his only salvation. with this new work in the hospital is connected, and there he feels safe. This has an abrupt end when he on the luxurious private station, irrigated by live piano music, Mr Lobrutto encounters, which is there with a diagnosis of terminal cancer.
The patient immediately recognizes “the bear’s paw” from ancient times warring again. No matter what he is going to die, Pietro will pay for it …
The description of the workplace is hard to beat absurdities: Medical Team, nurses, medical records, medications, hygiene (a pissebefleckte mattress …), preparation an operation. Peter, with weapon in surgical gowns, holding the day with drugs through. He replaces Akfal, the Egyptian medical assistant from. The handover from one doctor to another sounds as follows: “Blah Room 809, wife of 37 Chemotherablabla.
” With all the blah blah blah Peter, of course, understands only station. Normal is not here: A doctor wearing his smock covered with pharmaceutical advertising. Our protagonist falls asleep repeatedly during the senior physician visit. He is a professor of the university. The title was awarded to him after he oversaw an infirmary during a month per hour. So chaotic and totally absurd it goes on. Who is admitted here as a patient, for which there is an afterlife only in skeletal form …
Can it now conclude that we kidding, the author with his insights into the Mafia milieu rather? to use a fibula as a weapon that can probably not be …
But in this novel the impossible is possible.
The blurb announces that the book was “cynical” and “funny,” but in this overall context, I can not quite place a passage. This event is grim, haunting and serious. While Pietro mafia family goes on a skiing holiday, he plans to visit aware of the concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau, because he wants to recreate the atrocities of his grandparents. “The sadness of this place is almost hear …”
A very unusual, jet-black crime. He’s used to, maybe not to everyone’s taste.