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An Ideal Presence

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Title: An Ideal Presence
Author: Berti, Eduardo
ISBN: 9781735297309
Publisher: Fern Books
Published: 2021
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New
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Publisher Description:
In 2015, the Argentinian novelist Eduardo Berti spent several weeks in a "medico-literary" residency at the University Hospital Centre in Rouen, France, observing and conversing with the staff and volunteers of its palliative care department. From that experience he created this series of lightly fictionalized testimonials from nurses, nursing aides, doctors, administrators, porters, volunteer musicians, and the other people who make the unit tick. The result is a distinctly intimate and often poignant portrait of sickness and care, and unflinching look at death through the eyes of the people who work with it every day--but also a profound reflection on what it means to be alive.