A Lethal Inheritance

A Lethal Inheritance

A Mother Uncovers the Science Behind Three Generations of Mental Illness

Book - 2012
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In this riveting story--part memoir, detective story, and scientific investigation--in the tradition of the story of Henrietta Lacks, Costello recounts how the mental unraveling of her seventeen-year-old son Alex compelled her to look back into family history for clues to his condition. Eventually she tied Alex's descent into hallucinations and months of shoeless wandering on the streets of Los Angeles to his great grandfather's suicide on a New York City railroad track in 1913. -- Amazon
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781616144661
1616144661
Branch Call Number: 616.89 Costello 2012
Characteristics: 267 pages ; 23 cm

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