A Good Doctor's Son by Steven Schwartz

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A gripping new literary novel by the author of "Therapy". When 16-year-old David Nachman accidentally kills a three-year-old child while drag racing, his world is thrown into turmoil and his life changes forever Author readings in Colorado .
 

About Steven Schwartz

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Steven Schwartz has received the Nelson Algren Award, the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, the Sherwood Anderson Prize, and two O. Henry awards. He is the author of one other novel, Therapy, and two short story collections, Lives of the Fathers and Leningrad in Winter. His fiction has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, Tikkun, Redbook, Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, Epoch, Missouri Review, and has been recorded for Selected Shorts and NPR. An associate professor of English at Colorado State University, he has taught at the Warren Wilson MFA program and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, where he was the John Gardner Fellow in Fiction. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1993.
 
Published January 21, 1998 by William Morrow. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In scenes often moving and written close to the bone, David wrestles with execrable loneliness and self-consciousness at school, swallows a bottle of his mother's Valium, and gradually begins a slow journey that includes a tentative reuniting of his own family, an exploration of faith, including ...

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In fact, as the intensity of David's self-condemnation fades and becomes a dull ache lurking behind the rest of his life, the novel squanders its sense of moral urgency in the comparatively cliched and prosaically rendered events of David's coming-of-age story.

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