PLAGUE & CHOLERA


PLAGUE & CHOLERA

PATRICK DEVILLE    Book Number: 85237    Product format: Paperback

An international bestseller which was shortlisted for many literary prizes, the novel is not just a brilliant reimaginating of a fascinating life, it is a hymn to the beauty and destruction of the early 20th century. Paris in May 1940, and Nazi troops are storming the city and on the last flight out sits Dr Alexandre Yersin, the brilliant young protégé of Louis Pasteur. He has already saved millions of lives. In 1894, on a Hong Kong hospital forecourt, he identified and vaccinated against the deadly bubonic plague, later named in his honour Yersinia pestis. An endlessly curious and courageous adventurer, this is far from the last of his ground-breaking discoveries. In this inventive novel, Yersin stands against a shifting backdrop of world wars, pandemics, progress and decadence, a lone genius and a true traveller of the 20th century. It has been described as 'A captivating Conradian tale of discovery and loss' - Independent. 292pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780349139531
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