Gob's Grief

Chris Adrian

Published: 2 January 2014
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 400 pages
ISBN: 9781847085825


In the summer of 1863, Gob and Tomo Woodhull, eleven-year-old twins, agree to forsake their home and family for the glories of the Union Army. But on the night of their departure, Gob suffers a change of heart, and Tomo leaves his brother behind. When Tomo is shot clean through the eye in his very first battle, Gob is left to endure the guilt and grief that will later come to fuel his obsession with building a vast machine that will bring Tomo - indeed, all the Civil War dead - back to life.

About the author

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Selected by the New Yorker as one of the '20 Under 40', Chris Adrian is the author of Gob's Grief, The Children's Hospital, A Better Angel and The Great Night. He is a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Columbia University. More about the author

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