Far From The Tree - SIGNED
Far From the Tree
New York: Scribner, 2012
Andrew Solomon's extraordinary exploration of 'Parents, Children and the Search for Identity' studies the often hidden cases of families whose offspring are radically different from their parents.
Deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia and other severe disabilities are studied, along with children who are prodigies, criminals or transgender. In every case, Solomon brings a wealth of scholarship and empathy to explore these examples of over 300 families and their stories.