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Head of Zeus
Patience
Patience Victoria Scott

If you were offered a chance to cure your child's disease, would you take it?

'A thought-provoking, compelling and entertaining read. I could barely put the book down until its equally heart-wrenching and heart-warming ending. A wonderful, smart and funny book – I know readers will absolutely love it' Louise Fein, bestselling author of People Like Us

The Willows have been through a lot. Louise has devoted her life to caring for her disabled youngest daughter. Pete works abroad, almost never seeing his loved ones. And their eldest, Eliza, is burdened by all the secrets she's trying to keep from her overloaded family.

Meanwhile, Patience observes the world while trapped in her own body. She laughs, she cries, she has opinions and knows what she wants. But those who love her most – and make every decision about her life – will never know.

Or will they? When the Willows are offered the opportunity for Patience to take part in a new gene therapy trial to cure her Rett syndrome, they face an impossible dilemma. Are the very real risks worth the chance of the reward, no matter how small?

'An extraordinary novel about love and hope and family and what happens in the space between the words. I adored it' Kirsten Hesketh, author of Another Us

Head of Zeus * Fiction
05 Aug 2021 * 432pp * £6.99 * 9781800240919
REVIEWS
'A thought-provoking, compelling and entertaining read. I could barely put the book down until its equally heart-wrenching and heart-warming ending. A wonderful, smart and funny book – I know readers will absolutely love it'
Louise Fein, bestselling author of People Like Us
'An extraordinary novel about love and hope and family and what happens in the space between the words. I adored it'
Kirsten Hesketh, author of Another Us
'An eye-opening, sincere and beautiful debut ... A really special novel that I suspect will have a tangible effect on readers'
NB Magazine
Author

Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott
Victoria Scott has been a journalist for almost two decades, working for a wide variety of outlets including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Time Out, Doha News and the Telegraph. Alongside her love of telling real-life stories, she has also always written fiction, penning plays, stories and poems ever since she first worked out how to use her parents' electric typewriter. When she's not writing, Victoria enjoys running incredibly slowly, singing loudly, baking badly and travelling the world extensively. Victoria is a Faber Academy graduate. She has a degree in English from King's College, London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from City University, London. She lives near London with her husband and two children, and works as a freelance journalist, media trainer and journalism tutor.
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