Wednesday, 24 July 2019
A Human Condition
It's a touching story of family life and friendships between women.
It's at about the time in her life when things should be just starting to get a little bit easier for Edinburgh GP and single mom, Marion. Her daughter Rose has departed for the life of a student in Bristol so Marion should, hopefully, have a little more time for herself.
But unfortunately fate decides to intervene and the health of Marion's mother begins to worsen. Her increasing Alzheimer's disease means that she is becoming more vulnerable and she is growing more and more dependant on Marion.
This begins to test Marion's abilities to cope especially when she has to deal with a discovery from the past of her family.
There's Marion's friend Nyaga who moved to Scotland from Botswana in the hope that it would advance her career as a nurse and increase her earning potential.
But she'd not counted on the fact that she'd be so lonely and homesick.
But her growing friendship with Marion helps things look better for Nyaga.
Whilst in Bristol, everything is going to well for Rose. She's in love, going to star in a drama society play, but then things start to get a little less easy for Rose in Bristol.
How will each of these woman progress through life?
Will they be able to rely on each other for support and love as they progress through their Human Condition?
It's a heartwarming book that will make you smile because you may very well have been where these women have been, in one way or another.
It's published by Matador at £10.99.