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Anatomy of a Miracle

(2018)
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"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

"Miles's powerful prose nudges readers to seek the soft spots between faith and judgement, story and science, and fact and fiction." - CJ Lotz, Garden & Gun

A profound new novel about a paralyzed young man's unexplainable recovery - a stunning exploration of faith, science, mystery, and the meaning of life


Rendered paraplegic after a traumatic event four years ago, Cameron Harris has been living his new existence alongside his sister, Tanya, in their battered Biloxi, Mississippi neighborhood where only half the houses made it through Katrina. One stiflingly hot August afternoon, as Cameron sits waiting for Tanya during their daily run to the Biz-E-Bee convenience store, he suddenly and inexplicably rises up and out of his wheelchair.

In the aftermath of this "miracle," Cameron finds himself a celebrity at the center of a contentious debate about what's taken place. And when scientists, journalists, and a Vatican investigator start digging, Cameron's deepest secrets - the key to his injury, to his identity, and, in some eyes, to the nature of his recovery - become increasingly endangered. 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?

Brilliantly written as closely observed journalistic reportage and filtered through a wide lens that encompasses the vibrant characters affected by Cameron's story, Anatomy of a Miracle will be read, championed, and celebrated as a powerful story of our time, and the work of a true literary master.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

Praise for this book

"Jonathan Miles has written a novel whose comic moments alone make it a wonderful read, but Anatomy of a Miracle quickly becomes so much more: an intense, and intensely profound, meditation on how an extraordinary event might test the limits of both scientific and religious belief. What a superb writer; what a superb book." - Ron Rash


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April 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Anatomy of a Miracle
Author(s): Jonathan Miles
ISBN: 1-4328-5019-9 / 978-1-4328-5019-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel*
Author(s): Jonathan Miles
ISBN: 0-553-44758-0 / 978-0-553-44758-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Miles
ISBN: 0-525-57435-2 / 978-0-525-57435-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group, Division of Random House Inc
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Miles
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Miles
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Miles
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel*
Author(s): Jonathan Miles
Publisher: Hogarth
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