Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley
Gabriel Schist is spending his remaining years at Bright New Day, a nursing home. He once won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for AIDS. But now, he has Alzheimer’s, and his mind is slowly slipping away.
When one of the residents comes down with a horrific virus, Gabriel realizes that he is the only one who can find a cure. Encouraged by Victor, an odd stranger, he convinces the administrator to allow him to study the virus. Soon, reality begins to shift, and Gabriel’s hallucinations interfere with his work.
As the death count mounts, Gabriel is in a race against the clock and his own mind. Can he find a cure before his brain deteriorates past the point of no return?
When I read the summary of Pale Highway, I wasn't quite sure if I would enjoy reading it. However, it took be a bit by surprise! This book got me.
Simply having a glimpse into the world of someone with Alzheimer's was enough to pull at my heartstrings. Then there was always a bit of a question in lingering in my mind...is this stuff really happening or is this all in his deteriorating mind? It's so hard for me to fully explain! You just really need to read this book! Oh the feels!!!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.