Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
I had no idea this audiobook would be as depressing as the cover, but, hey, I was warned! Gwen McKotch is diagnosed with Turner's Syndrome in the 1970s. She is permanently in a young girl's body and her mom doesn't want her to mentally grow up either. All five family members have their story told and they are all pretty messed up. And, um, normal. The mom doesn't want her daughter to grow up. The dad is a scientist who is captivated by pretty women. One brother hides his gayness. The other brother suffers from ADD and suffers from it and its consequences his whole life. I wanted to finish this family drama to figure out what happened, but I must admit that it was rather disheartening.