The Place Between Breaths
An Na (The Fold, 2008) has created a mesmerizing and dark story of a girl desperate to find a cure for the mental illness that destroyed her mother, and could possibly ruin her own life. Grace King’s father, a former doctor, is determined to find a cure for the schizophrenia that plagued his wife and caused her to disappear when Grace was a child. Although she doesn’t share her father’s optimism, Grace does her part by working with him at the lab as an intern. Surprisingly, she stumbles upon a genetic code that just may be the breakthrough they've been hoping for. But Grace's sense of reality has begun to unravel and she wonders if her discovery is a cruel side effect of the disease that is slowly taking hold of her mind.