Medical Breakthrough

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Because brilliant writing is difficult to sustain, one usually opens a volume of short stories with the expectation that half a dozen of them will be satisfying and workmanlike, and that a couple will be duds, leaving two or three pieces of real quality to carry the book and advance the reputation of the author. But of the entire trove of qualities that distinguish Vincent Lam's first book of short stories, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, the most immediately conspicuous is that each and every single story in this book is a flickering, luminous...

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