Far from the Tree: Parents, children and the search for identity

Author(s): Andrew Solomon

Psychology

Sometimes your child - the most familiar person of all - is radically different from you. The saying goes that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does? Drawing on interviews with over three hundred families, covering subjects including deafness, dwarfs, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, disability, prodigies, children born of rape, children convicted of crime and transgender people, Andrew Solomon documents ordinary people making courageous choices. Difference is potentially isolating, but Far from the Tree celebrates repeated triumphs of human love and compassion to show that the shared experience of difference is what unites us.

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Winner of Green Carnation Prize 2013. Shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Awards: Nonfiction 2013. Samuel Johnson Prize 2013.

 

Andrew Solomon is a journalist and lecturer of politics, culture and psychology who writes regularly for the New Yorker, Newsweek, and the Guardian. He is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Cornell University and Special Adviser on LGBT Affairs to Yale University's Department of Psychiatry. His highly acclaimed international study of depression, The Noonday Demon won the 2001 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. He lives with his husband and son in New York and London.


 

 


 

General Fields

  • : 9780099460992
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : 1.128
  • : January 2014
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2013
  • : books

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  • : Andrew Solomon
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 362.4083/0973
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