Your presence is requested at Suvanto

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Graywolf Press,
Pub. Date:
[2010]
Language:
English
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A brilliant and unnerving debut novel about the mysteriously ill patients at a remote hospital in Finland In a remote, piney wood in Finland stands a convalescent hospital called Suvanto, a curving concrete example of austere Scandinavian design. It is the 1920s, and the patients, all women, seek relief from ailments real and imagined. On the lower floors are the stoic Finnish women; on the upper floors are foreign women of privilege--the "up-patients." They are tended to by head nurse Sunny Taylor, an American who has fled an ill-starred life only to retreat behind a mask of crisp professionalism. On a late-summer day a new patient arrives on Sunny's ward-- a faded, irascible former ballroom-dance instructor named Julia Dey. Sunny takes it upon herself to pierce the mystery of Julia's reserve. Soon, Julia's difficulty, her tightly coiled anger, places her at the center of the ward's tangled emotional life. This fraught dynamic animates Maile Chapman's ambitious first novel. As summer turns to fall, and fall to a long, dark winter, the patients hear rumors about changes being implemented at Suvanto by an American obstetrician, Dr. Peter Weber, who is experimenting with a new surgical stitch. Their familiar routine threatened, the women are not happy (they were not happy before), and the story's escalating menace builds to a terrifying conclusion.

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subject_facetFiction
Finland -- Suvanto
Horror fiction
Hospital patients
Hospital patients -- Fiction
Hospitals, Convalescent
Hospitals, Convalescent -- Fiction
Human experimentation in medicine
Human experimentation in medicine -- Fiction
Nurses
Nurses -- Fiction
Physician and patient
Physician and patient -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Surgeons
Surgeons -- Fiction
Suvanto (Finland) -- Fiction
Women patients
Women patients -- Fiction
title_displayYour presence is requested at Suvanto
title_fullYour presence is requested at Suvanto / Maile Chapman
title_shortYour presence is requested at Suvanto
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Hospitals, Convalescent
Human experimentation in medicine
Nurses
Physician and patient
Surgeons
Women patients