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The Resource Avalanche : a love story, Julia Leigh

Avalanche : a love story, Julia Leigh

Label
Avalanche : a love story
Title
Avalanche
Title remainder
a love story
Statement of responsibility
Julia Leigh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of 38 acclaimed novelist Julia Leigh made her first visit to the IVF clinic, full of hope. So started a long and costly journey of nightly injections, blood tests, surgeries and rituals. Writing in the immediate aftermath of her decision to stop treatment, Leigh lays bare the truths of her experience: the highs of hope and the depths of disappointment; the grip of yearning and desire; the toll on her relationships; the unexpected graces and moments of black humour. Along the way she navigates the science of IVF; copes with the impact of treatment; and reconciles the seductive promises of the worldwide multi-billion-dollar IVF industry with reality
Summary
A personal account of the author's failed efforts to have a child discusses the agonizing realities of infertility and modern scientific approaches, recounting her struggles through various therapies before making the decision to end treatment and redirect her love elsewhere
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10513218
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leigh, Julia
Dewey number
616.692
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leigh, Julia
  • Leigh, Julia
  • Leigh, Julia
  • Infertility
  • Motherhood
  • Motherhood
  • Fertilization in vitro, Human
Target audience
adult
Label
Avalanche : a love story, Julia Leigh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
GEN.
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
000056974372
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781926428758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)934622430
Label
Avalanche : a love story, Julia Leigh
Publication
Copyright
Note
GEN.
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
000056974372
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781926428758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)934622430

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