Mona Dash’s first child is born with SCID (Severe Combined Immuno-Deficiency) for which there is no treatment in his country. And so begins her roller-coaster journey which spans ten years, takes her from India to London, and involves her in the complexities of genetic medicine.
Mona Dash writes her story of genetics roulette without self-pity, with astounding courage and even humour. Her memoir contains valuable information for couples facing infertility and complicated pregnancies, for parents of premature babies, and children with SCID.
With an introduction by Professor Bobby Gaspar of Great Ormond Street Hospital, pioneer in gene therapy.
“It’ll go straight to your heart” – Neel Mukherjee
“Powerful, important and fearlessly honest” – Bidisha
“A writer of rare bravery” – Roopa Farooki
Mona Dash is the author of Untamed Heart (Tara India Research Press, 2016) and two poetry collections, Dawn-Drops (Writer’s Workshop India, 2001) and A Certain Way (Skylark Publications, 2017). Her short story collection, Let us look Elsewhere, was shortlisted for the 2018 SI Leeds Literary prize. She is a Telecoms Engineer with a MBA and works for a global technology organisation. Originally from India, she lives with her husband and son in London.