The Surgeon's Wife

by William H. Coles


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/19/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781456762551
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781456762544

About the Book

Mike Boudreaux, as a trauma surgeon Chief of Service, must discipline an impaired surgeon performing unnecessary and dangerous surgery for the obese. He is Boudreaux’s former teacher and mentor, and Boudreaux falls in love with his young, beautiful, New-Orleans-socially-prominent wife. Boudreaux cannot hide the adulterous affair that erodes his career authority and reputation. Family and society reject the woman he loves unconditionally; when she moves in with Boudreaux, her rebellious daughter disappears. As Boudreaux tries to retrieve and convince the daughter to support her mother, the jealous husband's surgical career declines; a young patient dies; the public is outraged. The crazed husband blames his wife and Boudreaux for his decline and threatens violent revenge. The couple plans marriage and strains to regain pride and confidence amidst the hostility of accusatory taunts of friends, family and society.


About the Author

William H. Coles is an award-winning author of Facing Grace with Gloria and Other Stories, Story in Literary Fiction; A Manual for Writers, and Literary Story as an Art Form: A Text for Writers. His books and stories have won or been finalists in The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, The William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, The SEAK Competition, and the Sandhill Writers Competition. He created a website for writers that features essays, interviews, stories, and recommendations for reading and study. He is a former ophthalmic trauma surgeon, Department Chairman, and Regent for the American College of Surgeons. Presently he lives and writes in Salt Lake City, Utah.