First Edition hardcover is in good condition and shows modest signs of wear to covers. DJ is protected with mylar. Retired library copy with the usual marks and attachments. 277 pages. Hardcover binding. Year: 1970 ISBN: B000J18QGA Julie Messinger, age thirty-one, mother of two, is going through the kind of hell that may destroy her marriage, if not her life. It starts when her husband, Richard, enters a hospital for a simple operation, which turns into a medical disaster that may cause his death. While her fate, as well as his, hangs suspended in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit, she is compelled to unlock all the doors behind which the unthinkable truths about her husband, her friends and herself have been carefully hidden.