"Sangeorzan, in the tradition, and with the brilliance of Chekhov, weaves his own immigrant experience in these tales of a suspenseful human web. He is a writer for our time who answers the recurring question of American identity with exquisite and persuasive art."
— Andrei Codrescu, poet and chronicler of American Life
"Sangeorzan embodies something that’s been missing from the American scene since William Carlos Williams: the poet-doctor—a person who works to heal our all-too-impermanent bodies without sacrificing the sensitivity, intellect, and humor that nourish our minds and souls."
— Bruce Benderson, author of User
"One has to be bold and independent in order to be a writer and to be a surgeon...Adrian Sangeorzan understands intuitively with his heart and talent and that is what he tells his reader in every story. His voice is very strong and genuine. This is not a belle lettre but a real voice talking about real things."
— Andrey Gritsman, poet and physician
About the Author
Adrian Sangeorzan graduated from the Medical School at the University of Cluj, Transylvania and worked as a doctor in communist Romania until 1990 when he immigrated to the United States. He lives in New York and works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. He is the author of the book of memoirs and fiction Exiled from the Womb – Tales of a Women's Doctor. He also published volumes of poems: Over the Lifeline, Tattoos on Marble and The Anatomy of the Moon. He has several books of short stories and novels: The Circus in Front of the House, Vitali, and The Tap on the Shoulder. He is co-translator of Naming the Nameless—An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry.