The Test: Living in the Shadow of Huntington's Disease

3.75 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781879957572: The Test: Living in the Shadow of Huntington's Disease

The Test is a memoir of the five years Barema spent in anguish over the decision to take the test for Huntington's disease. Barema recalls his long, emotionally wrought journey from deciding to take the test to receiving the results; he describes how his daily life was consumed by questions and fear; and he movingly depicts the patience of his wife and the compassion of his doctor. The Test is both a suspense story and a vivid portrayal of the devastation Huntington's disease causes the families it strikes. Ultimately, it is a book about the power of hope and love to reach us even in our lowest moments.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

This moving memoir confronts head-on one of the hardest issues presented by new medical technologies: whether to be tested for a genetic disease when you are not symptomatic. Huntington's disease is a progressive central nervous system condition with no cure, that leads to depression, uncontrollable limb movements, dementia and death within five to 10 years. Because the author's mother died of Huntington's and his brother had been diagnosed with it, Baréma knew he had a 50% chance of getting it. Should he be tested for the defective gene? He agonizes for five years while watching his brother's deteriorating ability to walk, talk and eat, which he describes in haunting prose. In the midst of this turmoil, Baréma, a French journalist, discovers that his younger sister also has Huntington's. Beset by depression, suicidal thoughts and fears for his children, fear of passing on "this H-bomb," he's sustained by talks with a gifted neurologist and his wife's love. He finally breaks free of his paralyzing anguish and decides to be tested. To heighten his pain during the month-long waiting period for the results, his father dies suddenly. The agony surrounding the author's concern for his siblings mixed with an ever-present fear for himself is movingly evoked in this brief, intense book. (Oct. 11)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.95
US$ 4.99

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 5.73
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jean Barema
ISBN 10: 1879957574 ISBN 13: 9781879957572
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
History Bookshop
(Bourton on the Water, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. Unread, very minor shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00144554-B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.73
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Barema, Jean
ISBN 10: 1879957574 ISBN 13: 9781879957572
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781879957572

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Barema, Jean
Published by Franklin Square Press 1/1/2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 1879957574 ISBN 13: 9781879957572
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Franklin Square Press 1/1/2010, 2010. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. The Test: Living in the Shadow of Huntington's Disease. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781879957572

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jean Barema
Published by Franklin Square Press,U.S., United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1879957574 ISBN 13: 9781879957572
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Franklin Square Press,U.S., United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Test is a memoir of the five years Barema spent in anguish over the decision to take the test for Huntington s disease. Barema recalls his long, emotionally wrought journey from deciding to take the test to receiving the results; he describes how his daily life was consumed by questions and fear; and he movingly depicts the patience of his wife and the compassion of his doctor. The Test is both a suspense story and a vivid portrayal of the devastation Huntington s disease causes the families it strikes. Ultimately, it is a book about the power of hope and love to reach us even in our lowest moments. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781879957572

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Barema, Jean
Published by Franklin Square Press
ISBN 10: 1879957574 ISBN 13: 9781879957572
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Franklin Square Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1879957574. Bookseller Inventory # Z1879957574ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Barema, Jean
Published by Franklin Square Press
ISBN 10: 1879957574 ISBN 13: 9781879957572
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Franklin Square Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1879957574. Bookseller Inventory # Z1879957574ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Barema, Jean
Published by Franklin Square Press
ISBN 10: 1879957574 ISBN 13: 9781879957572
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Franklin Square Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1879957574. Bookseller Inventory # Z1879957574ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Barema, Jean
Published by Franklin Square Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 1879957574 ISBN 13: 9781879957572
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Franklin Square Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1879957574

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jean Barema
Published by Franklin Square Press,U.S., United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1879957574 ISBN 13: 9781879957572
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Franklin Square Press,U.S., United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Test is a memoir of the five years Barema spent in anguish over the decision to take the test for Huntington s disease. Barema recalls his long, emotionally wrought journey from deciding to take the test to receiving the results; he describes how his daily life was consumed by questions and fear; and he movingly depicts the patience of his wife and the compassion of his doctor. The Test is both a suspense story and a vivid portrayal of the devastation Huntington s disease causes the families it strikes. Ultimately, it is a book about the power of hope and love to reach us even in our lowest moments. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781879957572

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jean Barema
Published by Franklin Square Press,U.S., United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1879957574 ISBN 13: 9781879957572
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Franklin Square Press,U.S., United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The Test is a memoir of the five years Barema spent in anguish over the decision to take the test for Huntington s disease. Barema recalls his long, emotionally wrought journey from deciding to take the test to receiving the results; he describes how his daily life was consumed by questions and fear; and he movingly depicts the patience of his wife and the compassion of his doctor. The Test is both a suspense story and a vivid portrayal of the devastation Huntington s disease causes the families it strikes. Ultimately, it is a book about the power of hope and love to reach us even in our lowest moments. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781879957572

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book