Roopa Farooki, Being Human

Roopa Farooki, Being Human

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An unflinching, powerful account of being a junior doctor at the frontline of the pandemic

Everything is True, is Roopa Farooki's account of being a junior doctor working on the frontline of the Covid pandemic. It’s an unflinching, powerful, and surprisingly uplifting story of physical and mental survival. In early 2020, just after her sister’s death from cancer, Farooki found herself plunged into another crisis, a critical battle being fought in hospitals across the country. This is the story of the first forty days of the Covid-19 crisis, as it happened on the frontlines of A&E and the acute medical wards. It’s about her personal struggle with grief, and the more public battle for her patients' and colleagues' survival. It’s an exhilarating memoir of holding on to what it is that makes us human.

Dr. Roopa Farooki is a British novelist and medical doctor. She is the author of six literary novels that have been translated into over a dozen languages, and a series of middle-grade children's books for Oxford University Press. Her writing has been awarded the John C. Laurence Prize and an Arts Council Award and listed three times for the Women's Prize. She is also a lecturer on the Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford, and the Ambassador for family for Relate, the counselling charity. In 2020 she was awarded the Junior Doctor Leadership Prize from her NHS Trust, for her work during the pandemic.

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