Nassau Bay, TX, March 04, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Hitting stores in late April, The Other Face of Murder will be the most important novel of 2008.
Dr. Porat converts the tragic into the hilarious by combining his knowledge as a physician with penetrating prose. It induces belly laughs, but at the same time it will change the way people think about end-of-life issues in America.
The story is about a young doctor, Jerry Weissman, who is devastated after he discovers one of his friends dead in his kitchen following a dinner party. As he investigates the complex methods and motives for her death, his long-held views about the dying process are challenged. The ethical controversies mysteriously concealed in her death force him to transform his emotionally withdrawn relationships with his friends, family, and patients. As one reader says, “…while The Other Face of Murder is informative, poignant, and extremely funny, it will nonetheless encourage the reader to reflect on his/her own life and relationships in a totally different way.”
Gil Porat is a practicing hospitalist physician in Colorado. He graduated medical school with top honors. He also practiced medicine in Oregon soon after it became the first and only state to legalize physician assisted suicide when voters embraced the “Death with Dignity Act.”