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The Anti-Romantic Child : A Memoir of Unexpected Joy
by Priscilla Gilman


Overview - " TheAnti-Romantic Child is remarkable. This haunting and lyrical memoir will bean invaluable and heartening guide to all who find themselves in similarsituations and indeed anyone confronting an unforeseen challenge." --MarieBrenner, writer for Vanity Fair andauthor of Apples and Oranges

With an emotionally resonant combination of memoirand literature, Wordsworth scholar Priscilla Gilman recounts the challenges ofraising a son with hyperlexia, a developmentaldisorder neurologically counterpoint to dyslexia.
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Overview
"TheAnti-Romantic Child is remarkable. This haunting and lyrical memoir will bean invaluable and heartening guide to all who find themselves in similarsituations and indeed anyone confronting an unforeseen challenge." --MarieBrenner, writer for Vanity Fair andauthor of Apples and Oranges

With an emotionally resonant combination of memoirand literature, Wordsworth scholar Priscilla Gilman recounts the challenges ofraising a son with hyperlexia, a developmentaldisorder neurologically counterpoint to dyslexia. Gilman explores thecomplexities of our hopes and expectations for our children and ourselves. Withluminous prose and a searing, personal story evocative of A Year of MagicalThinking and A Year of Reading Proust, Gilman's The Anti-RomanticChild is an unforgettable exploration of what happens when we lean toembrace the unexpected.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061690280
  • ISBN-10: 0061690287
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


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