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The Resource Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova

Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova

Label
Inside the O'Briens : a novel
Title
Inside the O'Briens
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Genova
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joe O'Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family's lives forever: Huntington's Disease. Huntington's is a lethal neurodegenerative disease with no treatment and no cure. Each of Joe's four children has a 50 percent chance of inheriting their father's disease, and a simple blood test can reveal their genetic fate. While watching her potential future in her father's escalating symptoms, twenty-one-year-old daughter Katie struggles with the questions this test imposes on her young adult life. Does she want to know? What if she's gene positive? Can she live with the constant anxiety of not knowing? As Joe's symptoms worsen and he's eventually stripped of his badge and more, Joe struggles to maintain hope and a sense of purpose, while Katie and her siblings must find the courage to either live a life "at risk" or learn their fate
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Genova, Lisa
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Huntington's disease
  • Police
  • Terminally ill
Label
Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
343 p.
Isbn
9781476717777
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034832
System control number
  • 150683
  • 774051
Label
Inside the O'Briens : a novel, Lisa Genova
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
343 p.
Isbn
9781476717777
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034832
System control number
  • 150683
  • 774051

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