Cutting for Stone


The unforgettable story of twin brothers born in Ethiopia of the secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a British doctor, and the choices each of them must face as they grow to manhood.

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Two surgeon brothers begin life in Ethiopia and face forbidden love, betrayal and murder in this enthralling saga that spans five decades and three continents.

‘A huge, rich, ambitious tapestry of a novel…tremendous’ The Times

‘My brother, Shiva, and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace 1954. We took our first breaths in the thick air of Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.

Bound by birth, we were driven apart by bitter betrayal. No surgeon can heal the wound that would that divides two brothers. Where silk and steel fail, story must succeed’

There is a gravity and beauty in his writing that sets it apart from much contemporary fiction’ Daily Telegraph


Read this beloved modern classic from the author of Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club pick The Covenant of Water.