Richard Barager

Biography

By day I’m a nephrologist, treating dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients. By night I write fiction. I believe the two finest callings in life are doctor and writer, one ministering to the human condition, the other illuminating it, and each capable of transforming it.

I earned BA and MD degrees at the University of Minnesota and did my postgraduate training at Emory University in Atlanta and the University of California in San Diego. I live now in Orange County, CA.

I am a champion of the healing power of literature, and sometimes prescribe novels or short stories to patients to help them cope with illness. Fiction explores meaning in a way science cannot. Sometimes only fiction tells the truth.

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Books

Red Clay, Yellow Grass: A Novel of the 1960s
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,070. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2018 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
A startlingly vivid portrayal of the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of two ill-fated college lovers. The story of their generation spills across some of the era’s most iconic settings: the legendary battleground of Khe Sanh; a Midwestern campus riven by dissent; and Altamont Speedway, scene of the notorious rock festival that ended the Sixties.
The Atheist and the Parrotfish
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,750. Language: American English. Published: May 20, 2017 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Religious
Nephrologist Cullen Brodie’s disbelief in the afterlife is tested when a cross-dressing transplant patient exhibits behaviors and traits of his female organ donor—details about whom the patient inexplicably knows. The patient’s eerie knowledge of his donor’s greatest secret forces Cullen to consider the unimaginable: transmigration of a human soul. [Upmarket Literary, Religion, Medical]

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