From celebrated author and journalist, Jonathan Miles, comes a novel written as journalistic reportage. A paraplegic man, Cameron, inexplicably rises from his wheelchair, setting off a chain of events involving scientists, journalists, the Vatican, and the nature of the man himself in Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel*. Was Cameron’s recovery a genuine miracle, or a medical breakthrough? And, finding himself transformed into a symbol, how can he hope to retain his humanity?
Jonathan will be in conversation with Tom Rankin, Duke MFA professor.
"Miles possesses a rare and admirable command of structure and style, shifting smoothly from Afghan patrol tactics to Catholic doctrine to neurological science; his sentences are thick with data, wittily delivered. … An expertly shaped tale about faith in collision with contemporary American culture.” — Kirkus (starred review)
"A remarkable combination of medical mystery, satire and war story. Like Ben Fountain's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, it captures the long-lasting effects of war by focusing on those for whom war is only a tangential thing somewhere far away." -- Shelf Awareness