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Charles L. Mee

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Pages: 248

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 21, 2013)


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Size: 6.1 MB

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in the summertime of 1953 the writer used to be a carefree, athletic boy of fourteen. yet after he collapsed in the course of a faculty dance one evening, he was once by surprise bedridden, drifting in & out of cognizance, as his physique disintegrated right into a shadow of its former self. He have been afflicted with spinal polio. whilst he emerged from the grip of the sickness, he used to be faced with a lifestyles switch so huge, immense that it challenged all he had believed in & compelled him, regardless of his younger age, to redefine himself. His as soon as stereotypically basic existence, choked with baseball & pools & desires of women, have been irreversibly altered. He was once nearly an identical individual he have been; he used to be approximately common. His relocating own narrative is a textured portrait of lifestyles within the fifties - a time while the US & her combating spirit collided with this disorder. either humorous & profound, he's a talented, exact author, who unravels the mysteries of minor in a chilly conflict weather, who supplies voice to the brain of a kid with a in all probability deadly sickness, & whose acceptance of himself as a disabled outsider heightens his incredible skills as a storyteller.

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