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A Perfect Life

A Perfect Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Pollack, Eileen

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A luminous and insightful novel that considers the moral complexities of scientific discovery and the sustaining nature of love. A young researcher at MIT, Jane Weiss is obsessed with finding the genetic marker for Valentine s Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. Her pursuit is... deeply personal Valentine s killed her mother, and she and her freewheeling sister, Laurel, could be genetic carriers; each has a fifty percent chance of developing the disease. Having seen firsthand the devastating effect Valentine s had on her parents marriage, Jane is terrified she might become a burden on whomever she falls in love with and so steers clear of romantic entanglement. Then, the summer before her father s second wedding, Jane falls hard for her future stepbrother, Willie. But Willie s father also died from Valentine s, raising the odds that their love will end in tragedy.When Willie bolts at a crucial moment in their relationship, Jane becomes obsessed with finding the genetic marker to the disease that threatens both their families. But if she succeeds in making history, will she and her sister have the courage to face the truth this newfound knowledge could hold for their lives? A Perfect Life is a novel of scientific and self discovery, about learning how to embrace life and love, no matter what may come. Eileen Pollack conjures a thought-provoking, emotionally resonant story of one woman s brilliance and bravery as she confronts her deepest fears and desires and comes to accept the inevitable and the unexpected.
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ISBN 9780062419187
Released NZ 10 Jan 2017
Publisher Ecco Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780062419187
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Released 10 Jan 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Pollack, Eileen
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 295g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Romance fiction, Medical fiction, Families, Genetic disorders
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade