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The Resource The colony : a novel, Jillian Weise

The colony : a novel, Jillian Weise

Label
The colony : a novel
Title
The colony
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jillian Weise
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anne Hatley is a sharp-witted and acerbic young teacher from the South, in need of a reprieve from the drudgery of work and an increasingly tedious relationship. She accepts an invitation to the nation's largest research colony, where scientists--DNA pioneer James D. Watson among them--hope to "cure" Anne of a rare gene that affects her bone growth: She is missing a leg and walks with a prosthesis. Anne feels fine the way she is, and she strives to maintain her resolve under pressure from her peers and from doctors eager to pioneer an experimental procedure, which would make her the first patient to generate a new leg. Meanwhile, she falls into a reluctant romance with the rakish Nick, possessor of the "suicide gene"; befriends Charles Darwin, who is on site digging through the eugenics archive; and attempts to come to terms with her first love. "The Colony" is the story of one young woman struggling to accept who she is, and who she will become. But it is also a novel that mines some of the most polarizing issues of our time--among them, medical ethics, body image, and genetic engineering
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10411565
Cataloging source
DLC
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Weise, Jillian Marie
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Genetics
  • Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.)
  • Conformity
  • Conformity
  • Genetics
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Young women
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
The colony : a novel, Jillian Weise
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn430841184
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781593762674
Lccn
2009040421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)430841184
Label
The colony : a novel, Jillian Weise
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn430841184
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781593762674
Lccn
2009040421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)430841184

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