The breathtaking new novel from the author of STILL ALICE, which
was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore.
What would you do if the body and brain you rely on suddenly let
you down - and would it change the person you are inside? Joe
O'Brien is a Boston cop; his physical stamina and methodical mind
have seen him through decades policing the city streets, while
raising a family with his wife Rosie. When he starts committing
uncharacteristic errors - mislaying his police weapon, trouble
writing up reports, slurred speech - he attributes them to stress.
Finally, he agrees to see a doctor and is handed a terrifying,
unexpected diagnosis: Huntington's disease. Not only is Joe's life
set to change forever, but each of his four grown-up children has a
fifty per cent chance of inheriting the disease. Observing her
potential future play out in her father's escalating symptoms, his
pretty yoga teacher daughter Katie wrestles with how to make the
most of the here and now, and how to care for her dad who is,
inside, always an O'Brien. Inside the O'Briens is a powerfully true
and tender elegy to the resilience of the human spirit.