The Anti-Romantic Child: A Memoir of Unexpected Joy

The Anti-Romantic Child

A Memoir of Unexpected Joy

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ISBN10: 0061690287 ISBN13: 9780061690280 Publisher: Perennial Published: Apr 24 2012 Pages: 291 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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"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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