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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Eight Lives
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'Former refugee David Tran becomes the Golden Boy of Australian medical research and invents a drug that could transform immunology. Eight volunteers are recruited for the first human trial, a crucial step on the path to global fame for David and windfall gains for his investors. But when David dies in baffling circumstances, motives are put under the microscope.

'With its origins in a real-life drug trial that ended in tragedy, Eight Lives is told from the perspectives of David's friends, family and business associates, who all played a role in his downfall.A smart, sophisticated thriller that explores power, class and prejudice, Eight Lives will keep you engrossed until the last page. '  (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Sunny

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Mulgrave, Ashwood - Mulgrave area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 2019

      ISBN: 9781925712766
    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 31 December 2019.
      ISBN: 9781925972252

Other Formats

  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.
  • Dyslexic edition.

Works about this Work

Eight Lives by Susan Hurley Stephen Dedman , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June - July no. 412 2019; (p. 32)

— Review of Eight Lives Susan Hurley , 2019 single work novel

'Eight Lives is a meticulously crafted first novel by Susan Hurley, a 2017 Peter Carey Short Story Award nominee and a medical researcher with more than thirty years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. It’s an intricate thriller told in a multiple first-person style by friends, family, and associates of the late Dr David Tran, all of whom feel some responsibility for his horrific death.'  (Introduction)

Susan Hurley Eight Lives Donna Lu , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 March 2019;

— Review of Eight Lives Susan Hurley , 2019 single work novel

'Ask a cancer researcher or oncologist about the most exciting developments in their field, and chances are they will mention immunotherapy. By modifying the body’s own immune system to treat disease, it gives doctors the ability to target specific rogue cells with precision.' (Introduction)

Susan Hurley Eight Lives Donna Lu , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 March 2019;

— Review of Eight Lives Susan Hurley , 2019 single work novel

'Ask a cancer researcher or oncologist about the most exciting developments in their field, and chances are they will mention immunotherapy. By modifying the body’s own immune system to treat disease, it gives doctors the ability to target specific rogue cells with precision.' (Introduction)

Eight Lives by Susan Hurley Stephen Dedman , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June - July no. 412 2019; (p. 32)

— Review of Eight Lives Susan Hurley , 2019 single work novel

'Eight Lives is a meticulously crafted first novel by Susan Hurley, a 2017 Peter Carey Short Story Award nominee and a medical researcher with more than thirty years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. It’s an intricate thriller told in a multiple first-person style by friends, family, and associates of the late Dr David Tran, all of whom feel some responsibility for his horrific death.'  (Introduction)

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