The Anti-romantic Child: A Memoir Of Unexpected Joy by Priscilla Gilman

The Anti-romantic Child: A Memoir Of Unexpected Joy

byPriscilla Gilman

Paperback | April 24, 2012

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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.

About The Author

Priscilla Gilman grew up in New York City and is a former professor of English literature at Yale University and Vassar College. She has taught poetry appreciation to inmates in a restorative justice program and to New York City public school students.The Anti-Romantic Child, her first book, was excerpted inNewsweekmagazine and feature...

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Title:The Anti-romantic Child: A Memoir Of Unexpected JoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061690287

ISBN - 13:9780061690280

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