Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot (Author)
Backorder

Description

With an introduction by author of The Tidal Zone , Sarah Moss

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without her knowledge - became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta's family did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . .

Rebecca Skloot's fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world for ever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world.

Now a HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.

'No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book.' - Hilary Mantel, Guardian

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Publish Date
28 June 2018
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781509877027

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favourite books through our Affiliate programme.

Become an affiliate