Double Helix

Merriman, Eileen

  2 Reviews

Make no mistake about it, life is a messy business and Jake and Emily, childhood friends and neighbours, have plenty of mess to contend with.

Rekindling their relationship when they are medical students, they set forth into adult life with Jake's genetic heritage hanging over their heads, thrown into stark relief by his mother's death from Huntington's disease.

To know or not to know, that is the question ... and through career advancement, marriage and parenthood, Jake and Emily will have to wrestle with the choices they must make.

With Dunedin starring in a cameo role, this is a compelling medical drama, a rollercoaster ride through the world of genetic inheritance, as well as the life and death dilemmas we all may face.

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Mixed reactions in our group - while we felt some important themes were tackled, it all felt a bit superficial. Useful knowledge re medical issues.
CHCH 125
Reminded one of the struggle of medical school training. Enjoyable read despite the difficult subject matter.