The Horse Boy: A Memoir Of Healing

Paperback | April 2, 2010

byRupert Isaacson

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When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected?

THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.

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When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan toMongolia, the one place in the worl...

Rupert Isaacson was born inLondonto a South African mother and a Zimbabwean father. Isaacson's first book,The Healing Land(Grove Press), was a 2004New York Times Notable Book.He has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, and North America for the British press and now lives inAustin,Texas,with his wife, Kristin, and their son, Rowan.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.38 × 5.62 × 0.98 inPublished:April 2, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316008249

ISBN - 13:9780316008242

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"Isaacson charts his son's progress and regressions with an endearing tenderness....  Readers also follow the rare moments when Rowan expresses affection for his father, who is honest and humble throughout. And the author's chatty and self-deprecating storytelling adds a welcome buoyancy to a weighty experience.  Meanwhile, Mongolia makes a fetching backdrop for this father/son love story....  Rooting for Rowan through all this... makes The Horse Boy an unexpected page turner."-The Cleveland Plain Dealer