Patience

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The story of Patience, a severely disabled young woman, and her family’s decision to enter her into a pioneering but risky gene therapy trial.

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Description

Booksellers Association Book of the Month and LoveReading Debut of the Month

A new high-risk treatment gives you the chance to cure your child’s disease. Do you take it?

The Willows have been through a lot. Louise has devoted her life to caring for her disabled youngest daughter. Pete works abroad, almost never seeing his loved ones. And their eldest, Eliza, is burdened by all the secrets she’s trying to keep from her overloaded family.

Meanwhile, Patience observes the world while trapped in her own body. She laughs, she cries, she has opinions and knows what she wants. But those who love her most – and make every decision about her life – will never know.

Or will they? When the Willows are offered the opportunity for Patience to take part in a new gene therapy trial to cure her Rett syndrome, they face an impossible dilemma. Are the very real risks worth the chance of the reward, no matter how small?

Praise for Victoria Scott:
‘A wonderful, smart and funny book’ Louise Fein, bestselling author of People Like Us
‘Warm and honest, yet heartbreaking all at the same time. I adored every minute of it’ Clare Swatman
‘Inspired by truth, Patience and her family come alive on the pages. I felt every single emotion with them’ Alice Peterson, author of Monday to Friday Man
‘An eye-opening and heartwarming tale’ Woman’s Own
‘I adored it’ Kirsten Hesketh, author of Another Us
‘A poignant page-turner’ LoveReading

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

432

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K