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An impassioned and moving account of a father's attempt to realize the full potential of his child, born with Down syndrome. In telling the story of his son's development during the crucial first four years of life--learning to walk and talk, to move into the world and the lives of those around him--Michael Berube engages the charged issues involved in James's growth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679758662
ISBN-10: 0679758666
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Pantheon Books Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Berube

Michael Berube is director of the program for research in the humanities at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.He is the author of five books, including Public Access: Literary Theory and American Cultural Politics, and has written forThe New Yorker, The Village Voice, and many academic journals.He lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife, Janet Lyon, and their two sons, Nick and James."

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