The Death Committee Author:Noah Gordon In Noah Gordon's masterful hands, the Death Committee-a terrifying hospital tribunal where doctors judge one another and decide who is to blame when a death could have been prevented-becomes a powerful symbol of the human conscience and of life. — During one memorable year at Suffolk County General Hospital, three brilliant, exuberant and vital y... more »oung men are brought together by their ambition and their passionate dedication to life. They live and work under the scrutiny of the eminent Chief of Surgery, and in the shadow of the Death Committee.
The author of the tremendously successful novel "The Rabbi" reaches deeply into the hearts of these men and shows us not only their fears, weaknesses, love affairs, victories and private moments of laughter, but also the inner struggle of each with the demands of his own heritage.
The direction of each one's life completely changes during this crucial year; Adam Silverstone, son of a Jewish father and an Italian mother, abandons a lifelong fear of death and for the first time makes a personal commitment equal to his professional one; the aristocratic Cuban, Rafael Meomartino, accepts his wife's infidelity and frees himself from the imprisonment of false pride; Spurgeon Robinson, a black man, reconciles his middle-class background with his feeling of responsibility toward the ghetto and redirects his professional goals; in facing his own death, Harland Longworth comes to terms with his illusions.
In "The Death Committee" Noah Gordon has created a real world in which the dramatic struggles and experiences of human beings will totally capture and absorb the reader.« less