Avalanche : a love story
Leigh, Julia, 1970- author.

Avalanche : a love story

Leigh, Julia, 1970- author.


Personal Author
Leigh, Julia, 1970- author.

Publication Information
Melbourne, Victoria : Penguin Group (Australia), 2016.

Physical Description
132 pages ; 22 cm

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.

Personal Subject
Leigh, Julia, 1970-

Subject Term
Motherhood -- Australia -- Biography.
Fertilization in vitro, Human -- Australia.


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ParramattaBook306.87 LEIGParramattaAdult Non-fiction
Wentworth PointBook306.87 LEIGWentworth PointAdult Biography