“Tailor Made” at the Gallatin Review

There is an animated Dr. Strange movie from 2007, that saw on a rainy day a couple of years ago. A cliff-notes version: a brain surgeon loses his ability to perform surgery after a car accident; he ends up learning about the world of magic and saving the world from a cataclysmic evil, thus gaining a new purpose in life. All in all, not a bad way to spend an afternoon stuck inside. Afterwards, I turned to my S.O. and said something along the lines of “This turns out fine because magic, but if magic didn’t exist like it currently doesn’t, it’s just a depressing ass story.” Then a light clicked on in my head and here we are.

Tailor Made (starting on page 70) is about an up-and-coming neurosurgeon drawn to the field because of her mother’s battle with neurological disease. As her residency draws to a close, her hands starts to shake, leading her to evaluate her and her family’s past and future.

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