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A Blessing and a Curse

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 208 Seiten
Growing up in Australia in the 1970s, Caiseal Mor was labelled 'retarded' and 'an idiot', and his parents were led to believe that... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Growing up in Australia in the 1970s, Caiseal Mor was labelled 'retarded' and 'an idiot', and his parents were led to believe that physical punishment could cure his autism. Here, he captures his early experiences of dissociation from his true existence and the various personas through which he lived through in his teens and early adulthood.

Autorentext

Caiseal Mor is a writer and musician who has autism. He has written 14 novels, composed six albums and lives in Australia with his wife.

Klappentext

Growing up in Australia in the 1970s, Caiseal Mor was labeled 'retarded' and 'an idiot', and his parents were led to believe that physical punishment could cure his autism. In this courageous and captivating autobiography, Mor describes his early ability to dissociate from his true existence - a common reaction by children suffering from repeated abuse - and the various personas he lived through in his teens and early adulthood - the Mahji, Charles P. Puddlejumper, Marco Polo and Chameleon Feeble. The rocky path towards discovering his true identity and finally accepting himself takes him on a spiritual pilgrimmage via several different countries, once nearly getting caught unwittingly carrying drugs over the Moroccan border; forming a series relationships with people he meets but very often misjudges; to the revelation - the awakening - of love and acceptance. A fascinating life story, this book is compelling reading for people with autism, their friends and family and anyone interested in autism spectrum disorders.

Zusammenfassung
In this courageous and captivating autobiography, Mor vividly captures his early experiences of dissociation from his true existence - a common reaction by children suffering from repeated abuse. The path towards discovering his true identity and accepting himself takes him on a spiritual pilgrimage ending in the revelation of love and acceptance.

Inhalt

A Blessing and a Curse.

Produktinformationen

Titel: A Blessing and a Curse
Untertitel: Autism and Me
Autor:
EAN: 9781843105732
ISBN: 978-1-84310-573-2
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Genre: Politik, Gesellschaft & Wirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 208
Gewicht: 312g
Größe: H158mm x B236mm x T14mm
Jahr: 2007
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