Novel Addresses The Human 'Condition' Jennifer Haigh's new novel, The Condition, is about a girl who has a genetic disorder that stops her development just before puberty. The "condition" gives her family an excuse to resist facing each other and fall apart.

Novel Addresses The Human 'Condition'

Novel Addresses The Human 'Condition'

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It's not clear whether "the condition" that the title of Jennifer Haigh's new novel refers to Turner's syndrome — a genetic disorder that prevents puberty and full growth in girls — or how the family of a child with the condition comes to grips with it.

Martha Woodroof reports for member station WMRA.