The Gap

The Gap

An Australian paramedic's summer on the edge

by Benjamin Gilmour

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 06/08/2019

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Benjamin Gilmour has been a paramedic for the past twenty years. He has seen his fair share of drama. But the summer of 2008 remains etched in his memory for the very worst reasons.

In this riveting memoir, Gilmour recounts the call-outs that summer: some dangerous, some gruesome, some downright ridiculous. And we meet fellow paramedic John who, they say, can get a laugh out of everyone except the dead. As the city heats up that summer, however, even John begins to lose his sense of humour. People are unravelling – and Benjamin and John are no exception.

The Gap is a vivid portrait of the lead-up to Christmas; an unflinching, no-holds-barred look at what happens after the triple-zero call is made – the drugs, nightclubs, brothels, drunk rich kids, billionaires, domestic disputes, the elderly, emergency births, even a kidnapping. Patients share their innermost feelings, and we witness their loneliness, their despair and their hopes.

Beautifully written and sharply observed, The Gap exposes the fragility of our lives and the lengths the paramedics will go to to try to save us.

ISBN:
9781760890209
9781760890209
Category:
Emergency services
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
06-08-2019
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
304
Benjamin Gilmour

Benjamin Gilmour won numerous poetry awards in his late teens and at the age of nineteen was the youngest poet to be published in literary journals Quadrant, Island and Going Down Swinging.

His first anthology of poetry was published in 1998. Since then, Benjamin has travelled the world, worked as a paramedic, directed the critically acclaimed feature film Son of a Lion and published Warrior Poets (Allen & Unwin), a narrative non-fiction work about his experiences making the film in Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

Benjamin’s most recent book is Paramedico (HarperCollins, 2013) about paramedics around the world. A film of the same name screened at the Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for the Foxtel Best Documentary Award, 2012.

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