At the age of 38 acclaimed Sydney novelist Julia Leigh makes her first visit to the IVF clinic. So begins a long and costly fertility treatment which will mean years of injections, blood tests and surgeries, putting strain on her body, her relationships and her willpower.
Julia begins her journey with hope, determination and a loving new husband, Paul. There may be a lot of hurdles: Julia’s age, Paul’s vasectomy and those raging arguments, but Julia is convinced her dreams of motherhood can still be realised.
As their marriage falls apart, Julie increasingly looks to IVF as the answer. Over the next few years the reality of the IVF industry and trauma of the experience takes its toll, and everything in her life is called into question.
Avalanche is tragic story, an inspiring story – and a true story.
Avalanche: A Love Story, 29 Aug – 14 Sep 2018, Rosyln Packer Theatre
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