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The Boy in the Moon: A Fathers Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son
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The Boy in the Moon: A Fathers Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son by Ian Brown

<div> <div> <p><b>A</b><i><b>New York Times</b></i><b>Top 10 Book of 2011</b></p> <p></p> <p><i>The Boy in the Moon</i>is Ian Browns powerful, honest, and emotionally complicated memoir of raising his son, Walkerone of only a few hundred people worldwide who live with an extremely rare genetic mutation.</p> <p> Born with CFC (cardiofaciocutaneous) syndrome, Walker Brown is a mystery, as remote to his family as the moon. Unable to speak or swallow, compelled to hit himself, requiring surgeries, and round-the-clock care, he becomes the focus of his fathers keen intelligence. An investigative journalist, Ian Brown traveled the globe, meeting with genetic scientists and neurologists as well as parents of similar children, seeking ways to reachand perhaps curehis son. As Brown becomes part of a community of families, he lets go of his self-blame and his desire to fix Walker, learning to accept the boy he loves, just as he is.</p> <p> A<i>New York Times</i>Top 10 Book of 2011,<i>The Boy in the Moon</i>is an extraordinary memoir that explores the value and the meaning of every human life, through the eyes of one father, searching for his son.</p> </div> </div

Author: Ian Brown

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: St. Martins Griffin

Publication Date: 2012-07-17

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