Priyanka Chopra’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an ambitious, ambitious novel that soars. Chopra’s style as a writer is somewhat formal and this is largely evident in the plot of the book, but it is still the story of one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world and keep her own life as healthy as possible.
Her husband, the scientist Dr. Howard Livingstone, conducted a series of experiments on her and discovered that she was suffering from cancerous cells. Though it wasn’t the end of her life, it meant that she would be placed in a clinical research facility where she would be able to die without being told that she was dying. With time ticking away, she decides to leave her children behind and begin a new life herself.
It is a good thing that she never had children of her own; they could have learned how to live without her, just like she lived without them. For a time, she was able to isolate herself from the outside world, but that might not have been the case had her husband, Dr. Livingstone, not gone missing in the first place. Priyanka discovers his body in the basement of the research facility where she was held captive and he has made it clear that he intends to claim her husband’s experiments for himself.
Priyanka finds herself in a precarious position, with her life at stake. She is so consumed with her fear that she is forced to perform illegal experiments and suffer the tortures of a few remaining co-workers. Though a few of her victims (three of them, if you count her sister) die, the book eventually turns her attention toward taking down the organization that is holding her victims against their will.
In doing so, Priyanka must confront her own past while coping with the tragedies that are happening around her, including the death of her father, her brother, and her sister. If you haven’t read the novel before, Priyanka Chopra will give you a crash course on her life as a medical researcher in this short story, titled “The Mammoth Scale,” which will set the stage for the rest of the book.
To say that Priyanka Chopra is an accomplished writer would be an understatement; she writes on a high level that reflects not only her passion and ability to tell a story, but also her imagination and her mind. Although this is her first novel as a novelist, she has penned quite a few short stories and nonfiction books and is undoubtedly writing more than one more novel.
Priyanka Chopra may not be on the short list of best-selling authors, but she has been making waves within the publishing industry for some time. She was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction and has won several prestigious awards for her nonfiction writing. This is the second of her books I’ve read and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
All in all, Priyanka Chopra has been a compelling and inspiring figure since she began her career as a scientist and writer. Her work has helped change how many people view cancer and even helped inspire efforts to find a cure. By turning her attention from science to society, Priyanka Chopra is helping save lives by bringing attention to the issues facing people in her community.
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