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Raising Henry

A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery


Συγγραφέας: Adams Rachel
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300180008
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 272
Διαστάσεις: 21x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Raising Henry"

A mother's deeply moving account of raising a son with Down syndrome in a world crowded with contradictory attitudes toward disabilities Rachel Adams's life had always gone according to plan. She had an adoring husband, a beautiful two-year-old son, a sunny Manhattan apartment, and a position as a tenured professor at Columbia University. Everything changed with the birth of her second child, Henry. Just minutes after he was born, doctors told her that Henry had Down syndrome, and she knew that her life would never be the same. In this honest, self-critical, and surprisingly funny book, Adams chronicles the first three years of Henry's life and her own transformative experience of unexpectedly becoming the mother of a disabled child. A highly personal story of one family's encounter with disability, Raising Henry is also an insightful exploration of today's knotty terrain of social prejudice, disability policy, genetics, prenatal testing, medical training, and inclusive education. Adams untangles the contradictions of living in a society that is more enlightened and supportive of people with disabilities than ever before, yet is racing to perfect prenatal tests to prevent children like Henry from being born. Her book is gripping, beautifully written, and nearly impossible to put down. Once read, her family's story is impossible to forget.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Adams Rachel
ISBN: 9780300180008
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 18/10/2013
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 272
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 440 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 21x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 1 b-w illus.

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