Operation wandering soul by Richard L. Powers

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StatementRichard Powers.
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Pagination352p. ;
Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL15010066M
ISBN 100349105111

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Kraft, a pediatric surgeon, suffers from nostalgia (or PTSD) struggles to save a group of cancer/disease With this review of Operation Wandering Soul, I also recommend all of Richard Powers' novels/5.

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Richard Powers: Operation Wandering Soul () 7/15/07 This is one hell of a novel, not surprisingly a National Book Award Finalist. And hellish it is too, for it depicts the inner (and outer) life of surgeon Richard Kraft as he works day and night in the emergency ward of an inner-city hospital within Los Angeles/5(6).

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This study guide contains the following sections. Repository Citation. Powers, R. Operation Wandering York, NY: Harper by: Richard Powers is the author of eight previous novels, including Operation Wandering Soul, which was a nominated for a National Book Award in He has received numerous honors including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction.

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