I finished 'A visit from the goon squad'. It was OK, but more of a teen coming of age, and very modern writing. I have been disappointed with the last few Pulitzer prize winners. Not sure what the judges are looking at.
Now this is a true epic, sweeping , shocking tale. It has all the right ingredients for a classic. I am quarter way through this juicy novel, and really enjoying it so far.
The story is a riveting saga of twin brothers, Marion and Shiva Stone, born of a tragic union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.But it's love, not politics -- their passion for the same woman -- that will tear them apart and force Marion to flee his homeland and make his way to America, finding refuge in his work at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him, wreaking havoc and destruction, Marion has to entrust his life to the two men he has trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.