A hospital is preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water. Inside, assailed by mysterious forces, doctors and patients are left to remember the world they've lost and to imagine one to come. At the centre, a young medical student finds herself gifted with strange powers and a frightening destiny. Simultaneously epic and intimate, wildly imaginative and unexpectedly relevant, The Children's Hospital is a work of stunning scope, mesmerizing detail, and wrenching emotion.
Selected by the New Yorker as one of the '20 Under 40', CHRIS ADRIAN is the author of Gob's Grief, The Children's Hospital, A Better Angel and The Great Night. He is a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Columbia University. Adrian has a commissioned piece in Granta 120 Medicine, published August 2012.