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Description - Patience by Victoria Scott

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.

If you were offered a chance to cure your child's disease, would you take it?

'A thought-provoking, compelling and entertaining read. I could barely put the book down until its equally heart-wrenching and heart-warming ending. A wonderful, smart and funny book - I know readers will absolutely love it' Louise Fein, bestselling author of People Like Us

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?

'An extraordinary novel about love and hope and family and what happens in the space between the words. I adored it' Kirsten Hesketh, author of Another Us

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781800240896
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 145mm x mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Head of Zeus
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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