Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: March 26, 2013
Publisher: Random House of Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307372154
ISBN - 13: 9780307372154
From the Publisher
Carolyn Abraham explores the stunning power and ethical pitfalls of
using genetic tests to answer questions of genealogy--by cracking
the genome of her own family.
Recently, tens of thousands of people have been drawn to mail-order
DNA tests to learn about their family roots. Abraham investigates
whether this burgeoning new science can help solve 2 mysteries that
have haunted her multi-racial family for more than a century. Both
hinge on her enigmatic great-grandfathers--a hero who died young
and a scoundrel who disappeared. Can the DNA they left behind
reveal their stories from beyond the grave?
Armed with DNA kits, Abraham criss-crosses the globe, taking cells
from relatives and strangers, a genetic journey that turns up far
more than she bargained for--ugly truths and moral quandaries. With
lively writing and a compelling personal narrative, The
Juggler's Children tackles profound questions
around the genetics of identity, race and humanity, and tells a big
story about our small world, with vivid proof that genes bind us
all to the branches of one family tree.
From the Hardcover edition.