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The Place Between Breaths

by An Na

The Place Between Breaths by An Na X
The Place Between Breaths by An Na
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2018, 192 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 26, 2019, 192 pages

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Norah Piehl

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An Na's lyrical, intense novel merges subject and structure in an immersive and compassionate portrayal of life with mental illness.

Grace King seems like a young woman with a bright, even shining future. The daughter of a successful doctor who left his practice to lead recruitment efforts for a biomedical lab, Grace seems destined to follow in his footsteps. Even though she's only in high school, she has (entirely on her own merits) landed a competitive internship at the lab where her father works. Even if much of her responsibility involves sitting in the hallway babysitting centrifuges, Grace is surrounded by the brilliant, passionate researchers her father has gathered, people dedicated to finding genetic causes and effective therapies for illnesses that plague mind and body. Observant and creative, resilient and independent, Grace seems poised to take her place among them someday.

But secretly, Grace has doubts and fears. The driving force behind her father's ambition and her own scientific interests...

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