Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:9.34in x 6.23 x 1.38 in | 1.2 lb
Page Count:368 pages
UNIQUELY TALENTED AUTHOR: Vincent Lam broke onto the Canadian literary scene in 2006 with Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, to date one of the top selling Giller-winning titles in the history of the prize. The book was extraordinary for the pairing of Lam’s experiences as a medical student and ER doctor with his literary talent. In On the Ravine, Lam hits that same remarkable chord, combining expertise and empathy. He gives voice to the experiences of both a patient and a doctor, in exploring his work in addictions medicine.
UNIQUELY POSITIONED AUTHOR ON SUBJECT OF GROWING URGENCY: The opioid crisis has had a devastating impact on communities throughout North America. In the United States, the CDC reported over 100,000 overdose deaths in 2021; in Canada between January to March 2021, 1,720 opioid toxicity deaths were reported, approximately nineteen deaths per day. In the often contentious discussions about the causes and solutions to the crisis, Vincent Lam has become a leading voice noted for his compassion and the integrity of his approach. He is also an editor and author of a forthcoming textbook Opioid Agonist Therapy: A Prescriber’s Guide to Treatment, which will be published by CAMH in 2022.
REMARKABLE TALENT JOINING THE KNOPF CANADA LIST: Vincent Lam joins Knopf Canada on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. To celebrate the place he will have in the imprint’s future, we will be publishing Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures on the Vintage Canada list for the first time.