The Colony

The Colony

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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 nationa€™s largest research colony, where scientistsa€”DNA pioneer James D. Watson among thema€”hope to a€œcurea€ 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 a€œsuicide genea€; 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 timea€”among them, medical ethics, body image, and genetic engineering.I saw Emily Smoak with the roll-on bottle of essential oil though she refused to tell me which oil was essential. a€œGet your own ... Emily Smoak was rumored to screw the gym teacher in his Mazda Miata before the bell for first period. That early inanbsp;...

Title:The Colony
Author:Jillian Weise
Publisher:Soft Skull Press - 2010-02-10


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