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About The Event
Book Launch – Victoria Scott’s Patience, author reading and Q&A
Wrecking Ball Arts Centre
Wednesday 4th August, 2021
Time: 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
This evening will be a celebration of Victoria Scott’s exciting new release, Patience, which is published on August 5th. We will be hosting Victoria for an author reading and Q&A.
A journalist for almost two decades, working for the BBC, Time Out and the Telegraph, Victoria was inspired by real life experience to author Patience. Victoria’s sister, Clare, has Rett syndrome and recently Victoria explored some recent research which suggests that gene therapy for Rett is a very real possibility.
In Patience, the Willow family face this decision: they have been through a lot together. Louise has devoted her life to her family and raising her disabled daughter, Patience. Pete now works abroad, determined to provide more, even if it means seeing less of those he loves. And Eliza, in the shadow of her sister, has a ‘perfect’ life in London, striving to live up to her mother’s high standards.
Meanwhile, Patience lives her life quietly, watching and judging the world while she’s trapped in her own body. She laughs, she cries, she knows what she wants, but she can’t ever communicate this to those who make the decisions for her. Patience only wants a voice, but this is impossible.
When the opportunity to put Patience into a new gene therapy trial to cure her Rett syndrome becomes available, opinions are divided. The stakes are high, and the Willow family face an almost impossible dilemma.
This event promises to be an exploration of exciting new fiction. Patience is a compassionate and intelligent exploration of family, disability and identity.
Our cafe and licensed bar will be open through the evening, so please join us for a relaxing time enjoying new literature.