The Children's Hospital | Granta

  • Published: 07/02/2013
  • ISBN: 9781847085795
  • 129x20mm
  • 624 pages

The Children’s Hospital

Chris Adrian

A hospital is preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water. Inside, assailed by mysterious forces, doctors and patients are left to remember the world they’ve lost and to imagine one to come. At the centre, a young medical student finds herself gifted with strange powers and a frightening destiny. Simultaneously epic and intimate, wildly imaginative and unexpectedly relevant, The Children’s Hospital is a work of stunning scope, mesmerizing detail, and wrenching emotion.

Astoundingly good, a raggedly ambitious book, and proof that Adrian is equal to his ambition... profoundly disturbing, suffused with weird and unsettling poetry... The best and the weakest of humanity, the most-feared and most-hoped for things, can all be found within these pages

Stuart Kelly, Guardian

Quirky, flippant and clever

Theresa Munoz, Sunday Herald


Daily Telegraph

The Author

Selected by the New Yorker as one of the ’20 Under 40′, Chris Adrian is the author of Gob’s Grief, The Children’s Hospital, A Better Angel and The Great Night. He is a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at Columbia University.

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