Marion’s life should be getting easier. It hasn’t been simple juggling her busy job as an Edinburgh GP and caring for her daughter, Rose, single-handed. But, as Rose sets off for Bristol and student life, it becomes apparent that Marion’s mother is failing. Deteriorating Alzheimer’s disease makes her vulnerable and increasingly dependent on Marion. Marion’s strength is tested as she copes with her mother’s illness and deals with a startling discovery about her family’s past.
Nyaga has moved to Scotland from Botswana with the hope that she would find more opportunities in her work as a nurse and be able to make a better living. But missing her home, lonely and unhappy, Nyaga begins to feel ill and her anxiety mounts. A growing friendship with Marion helps to brighten her outlook.
In Bristol Rose is soaring, on a high. She’s in love and hopes to star in the forth-coming drama society production. But not everything continues to go smoothly for Rose.
A Human Condition follows the three women’s paths through life events and focuses on their relationships. Lyn Miller uses experiences from her own career working as a GP to add colour and detail to the narrative which will appeal to fans of women’s and contemporary fiction.