The Wan­der­ing Jew of St. Salacious

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2021

What hap­pens when you drop an agnos­tic Jew­ish sur­geon in a cen­tu­ry-old Catholic hos­pi­tal, where the doc­tor meets dog­ma and falls for the CEO? A nun for God’s sake.

Dr. Mar­tin Fis­ch­er, a white-coat­ed Quixote, tilts his scalpel at the dark under­bel­ly of U.S. health­care and fights for his patients. His only weapons are sur­gi­cal skill and a pesky sense of right­eous indig­na­tion that’s dri­ving every­one nuts — includ­ing Marty.

As he takes on a mul­ti-bil­lion-dol­lar med­ical com­pa­ny, a mer­ce­nary sur­gi­cal group, and the thor­ough­ly cor­rupt CFO of the hos­pi­tal, it’s either stress or God who inter­venes. Did Jesus just wink at him from the cross?

Turk­er, a for­mer com­ic, and sur­geon, takes us on the quirky hero’s jour­ney through the mon­e­tized halls of U.S. med­i­cine while nav­i­gat­ing the con­flict­ed inter­faith mine­field of mod­ern Amer­i­can Jew­ry. The Wan­der­ing Jew of St. Sala­cious deliv­ers a humor­ous blow for us, the under­dog patients, and fans a spark of hope for a health­i­er future.

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