The Children's Hospital

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The Children's Hospital
Hardcover edition
Author Chris Adrian
Country  United States
Language English
Subject Morality/Society
Genre Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Publisher McSweeney's
Publication date
August 22, 2006
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 615 pp
ISBN 978-1932416602
Followed by The Great Night

The Children's Hospital is the second novel by Chris Adrian, published on August 22, 2006 by McSweeney's.


The Children's Hospital is a long work, with the first edition copies running some 615 pages[1]. The novel starts in the maternity ward of a famous hospital. As a storm rages outside, third-year medical student Jemma Claflin helps deliver another complicated birth. The storm soon floods the rest of the earth beneath seven miles of water. The hospital begins to float and the survivors try to retain a semblance of normal life, combating the illness of their patients and setting up an internal government.

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