Tell Her Everything (Hardcover)

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Tell Her Everything (Hardcover)


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“[A] a powerful tale of guilt and betrayal…Tell Her Everything…is about a doctor who betrays the principle of empathy. But it is through the empathic act of writing – of putting pen to paper and reckoning with those who have suffered at his hands – that he succeeds in recovering his humanity and coming back from his own living death…plotted with great care.” —The Guardian

"Tell Her Everything is a layered recital of intricately woven hauntings, decisions, and confessions...[A] story that is at once haunting, tender, and gripping." — Chicago Review of Books

A doctor working in a prosperous Middle Eastern city finds himself placed in an unconscionable situation ...
As he prepares for a visit from his long-estranged daughter, Dr K., a retired surgeon enjoying the comforts of retirement in London, rehearses the conversation he will finally have with her. It’s been years since he has seen her, and he has spent much of that time polishing the confession he wants to make to her.
But as her visit draws closer, he finds his memories to be freshly torturous. He recalls leaving his childhood home in India to accept a dream job, working for a state hospital in a prosperous oil monarchy. Suddenly, he'd had access to a lifestyle that he would never have had back home. Money and success came quickly . . . as long as he performed certain tasks for the state. The price for that proved steep and often unbearable, especially to a wife and daughter who watch him walk the perilous path of lifelong ambition. 
Tell Her Everything is a tense, visceral, and moving novel about a father's love for his daughter, and about a medical professional grappling with remorse, shame and despair. Recalling the work of Ishiguro, Coetzee and Kafka, it asks: Where does one draw the line between empathy and sacrifice? Between integrity and survival? Between prosperity and love?
Mirza Waheed was born and brought up in Kashmir. His debut novel, The Collaborator, was an international bestseller, a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award and the Shakti Bhatt Prize, and long listed for the Desmond Elliot Prize. It was also a Book of the Year for The Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, Financial Times, Business Standard and The Telegraph (India), among others.
Product Details ISBN: 9781685890438
ISBN-10: 1685890431
Publisher: Melville House
Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English
A BuzzFeed Most Anticipated Thriller of 2023 

"Tell Her Everything is a layered recital of intricately woven hauntings, decisions, and confessions...[A] story that is at once haunting, tender, and gripping." — Chicago Review of Books

"A psychological thriller in the form of a memoir, if the memoir was written by either Dr. Frankenstein or Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde..." — BuzzFeed

"The heart is there..." —Publishers Weekly

“An eloquent and powerful testament to the fragility of our moral codes—and especially resonant at a time when those codes are being violated like never before.” — Pankaj Mishra, author of The Age of Anger

“It’s really quite extraordinary. The story of how small men become party to huge crimes is so important. This is a powerful, profound and important novel. One that has really sunk into my imagination in a way that too little does these days.” — Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire

“The horror and beauty of Tell Her Everything, essentially deals with the moral choices a person makes in modern times. It’s a story… addressed to the reader, making him/her an intimate participant.” — THE TRIBUNE INDIA

“Mirza Waheed speaks of a blunt, ubiquitous truth: society's quest for global dominion and its inevitable trajectory towards the immoral and corrupt in pursuit of the said goal… What appears to be the story of a strained father-daughter relationship also depicts at a more fundamental level the ‘moral exhaustion’ of one man, father, husband and doctor who discovers just how much he has corrupted his soul in chasing after his ambitions.” — FIRSTPOST