The Anti-Romantic Child
A Memoir of Unexpected Joy
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
The Anti-Romantic Child is remarkable. This haunting and lyrical memoir will be an invaluable and heartening guide to all who find themselves in similar situations and indeed anyone confronting an unforeseen challenge. Marie Brenner, writer for Vanity Fair and author of Apples and Oranges With an emotionally resonant combination of memoir and literature, Wordsworth scholar Priscilla Gilman recounts the challenges of raising a son with hyperlexia, a developmental disorder neurologically counterpoint to dyslexia. Gilman explores the complexities of our hopes and expectations for our children and ourselves. With luminous prose and a searing, personal story evocative of A Year of Magical Thinking and A Year of Reading Proust, Gilmans The Anti-Romantic Child is an unforgettable exploration of what happens when we lean to embrace the unexpected.