A darkly funny and sexy novel that blows the lid off the medical profession and life inside a hospital by a young doctor whose anonymous article about the pressures of trainee doctors went viral around the world.
Going Under is a rare insight into the world of a trainee female medic that takes an unflinching look at the reality of being a doctor. It explores the big themes - life, death, power and love - through the eyes of Dr Katarina 'Kitty' Holliday as she loses her identity and nearly her mind in the pressure-cooker world of the hospital. But it is also there that Kitty might find her own redemption and finally know herself for the first time. Darkly funny, sexy, moving and shocking, Going Under will grip you from the opening page and never let you go.
'There's plenty to shock but also black humour, camaraderie, sex, drugs and moments of poignancy.' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD/THE AGE
'Hilarious, shocking, sexy and thought-provoking … provocative and insightful … A great read and an important story that needs telling.' FIVE STARS. BOOK'D OUT
'A devastatingly important novel … told with a sharp edge of dark humour that is precariously balanced with frank and shocking honesty. I could barely put the book down, it's such compelling reading.' TERESA SMITH WRITES
'Please read this enthralling, compelling, true-to-life, page-turner of a book for yourself. A must-read for all.' STARTS AT SIXTY
'From the first grim failed attempt to cannulate a vein, I knew Going Under was the real deal. I'm still having flashbacks to my own intern days because of it. Sonia Henry writes with a combination of heart and precision that only the best of writers, and doctors, can manage.' NICK EARLS, bestselling author of Bachelor Kisses
The bestselling author of Going Under recounts her real-life journey from hard-partying Sydney medical intern to dust-covered rural GP.
Solo GP needed for medical clinic, mining town in Pilbara region, Western Australia. Car and accommodation provided. On call paid extra. Close proximity to absolutely nothing.
In 2020, lost and heartbroken, and with an unscratched travel itch thanks to international border closures, Sonia Henry accepted a job as a GP in remotest Western Australia. The plan was to stay for one month. But before she knew it, this dressed-to-the-nines Sydney party girl was becoming an Akubra-wearing bush doctor covered in red dust--and loving every minute of it.
Sonia spent the next two years working in some of the remotest parts of the country. She learned how to shoot in the middle of the desert, visited pearl farms and pubs, came to terms with being regularly outnumbered by crocodiles, and adopted a cattle dog called Buddy, who would come to be her closest companion. She also met an eclectic bunch of patients and friends, and opened her eyes to the truths--both good and bad--of the country she calls home.
Put Your Feet in the Dirt, Girl is a modern outback medical memoir full of heart, energy, rage and wonder. It is a must-read for anyone who has ever had to get lost in order to be found.
'Sonia Henry writes with a combination of heart and precision that only the best writers, and doctors, can manage.' NICK EARLS
'As a doctor, Sonia Henry has been there, done that.' HERALD SUN