Everything Is True

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In early 2020, junior doctor Roopa Farooki lost her sister to cancer. But just weeks later, she found herself plunged into another kind of crisis, fighting on the frontline of the battle taking place in her hospital, and in hospitals across the country. ‘Everything is True’ is the story of Roopa’s first 40 days of the Covid-19 crisis from the frontlines of A&E and the acute medical wards, as struggling through her grief, she battles for her patients’ and colleagues’ survival. Working 13 hour shifts, she returns home each evening to write through her exhaustion, chronicling the devastating losses and slowly eroding dehumanisation happening in real time on the ward.

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CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF 2022 BY THE GUARDIAN‘The most powerful and evocative account of working through the pandemic that I have read’ ADAM KAY‘A laser guided insight into what’s been happening in hospitals during the pandemic laying bare what we were all clapping for … Beautifully written, brutally honest’ JO BRANDFrom the frontlines of the NHS, the story of a junior doctor’s love, loss and grief through the Covid-19 crisis————————————————————————————————————In early 2020, junior doctor Roopa Farooki lost her sister to cancer. But just weeks later, she found herself plunged into another kind of crisis, fighting on the frontline of the battle taking place in her hospital, and in hospitals across the country. Everything is True is the story of Roopa’s first forty days of the Covid-19 crisis from the frontlines of A&E and the acute medical wards, as struggling through her grief, she battles for her patients’ and colleagues’ survival. Working thirteen-hour shifts, she returns home each evening to write through her exhaustion, chronicling the devastating losses and slowly eroding dehumanisation happening in real time on the ward. At once an unflinching insider’s account of medicine in the time of coronavirus, and the devastating story of a sister’s grief, Everything is True is an exhilarating memoir of holding on to that which makes us human against insurmountable odds.‘An extraordinary writer ? Beautiful, heartbreaking, brilliant, furious and oh-so-honest – an amazing read’ KATE MOSSE‘A powerful, honest, angry, vivid book … It will undoubtedly have a big impact … and finds absolutely the right route through the personal, the political, the angry, the sad, the mundane’ ALICE JOLLY‘An eloquent testimonial of grief and fury through the first forty days of the Covid crisis – Farooki’s urgent, fragmentary diary of life on the wards conveys the fear, confusion and uncertainty of those first weeks with singular brilliance’ GAVIN FRANCIS

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Weight 0.352 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

160

Language

English

Edition

Unabridged

Dewey

614.592414092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K