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The Resource A perfect life : a novel, Eileen Pollack

A perfect life : a novel, Eileen Pollack

Label
A perfect life : a novel
Title
A perfect life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Pollack
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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?
Summary
Obsessed with finding the genetic marker for Valentine's Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, Jane Weiss, a young researcher at MIT whose mother died from the ailment, steers clear of romantic entanglements since she could be a carrier and hopes she has the courage to face the truth if she is successful
Theme
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488804
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollack, Eileen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women biologists
  • Genetic disorders
  • Genetic markers
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
A perfect life : a novel, Eileen Pollack
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20635531
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780062419170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A perfect life : a novel, Eileen Pollack
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20635531
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780062419170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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