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The children act: a novel

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Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: Adam, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents echo his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely expressed faith? In the course of reaching a decision, Fiona visits Adam in the hospital--an encounter that stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.
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Grouped Work ID 5297209b-d4f6-bc32-c4e6-a037c7c54f50
Full title children act
Author mcewan ian
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title_display The children act : a novel
title_full The Children Act, The children act : a novel / Ian McEwan, The children act [sound recording] : a novel / Ian McEwan, The children act [text (large print)] / Ian McEwan
title_short The children act :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Large type books, Legal stories, English, Literature, Religion and law, Self-actualization (Psychology) in women, Women judges