Sunday, August 10, 2014
NPR Interviews Author of "Dirty Work," a Novel About an Abortion Provider
NPR: In 'Dirty Work,' A Doctor Turns To Fiction To Talk About Abortion, by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro:
All surgeons must pick the organ they'll spend their career protecting, Gabriel Weston writes in her new novel, Dirty Work. And as Nancy, the obstetrician-gynecologist at the center of the book, explains, "We gynecologists have the womb to look after. ... And whichever specialty we choose, each of us has to do something ruthless to keep our patient safe: We have to forget about the human significance of the organ we're operating on." . . .
Weston, who is also an ear, nose and throat surgeon, joins NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro to discuss the book. . . .