Genie: A Scientific Tragedy

January 12, 1994|
Genie: A Scientific Tragedy by Russ Rymer
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"A tragic tale of obsession, exploitation, and lost souls. And the questions Rymer poses about human experience and experiments on humans make the story both intellectually absorbing and emotionally disturbing. Genie is a wondrous feat of storytelling and investigative journalism, compulsively readable while forcing us to think hard about our own humanity." —Amy Tan, New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club

The compelling story of a young woman''s emergence into the world after spending her first 13 years strapped to a chair in a closed room, and her rescue and exploitation by scientists hoping to gain new insight into language acquisition.

"A child deprived of her birthright of love...and then almost rescued: out of that 'almost' comes this remarkable story of dedication impeded by personal squabbles and the research bureaucracy." (Roger Shattuck, author of The Forbidden Experiment)
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Title:Genie: A Scientific Tragedy
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.58 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.58 in
Published:January 12, 1994
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060924652

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