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Author Mutch, Maria.

Title Know the night : a memoir of survival in the small hours / Maria Mutch.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  814.6 MUT    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG MUTCH, MARIA    Check Shelf
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xvii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 202).
Summary "In this soul-stirring debut memoir, Maria Mutch explores the miraculous power that care and communication have in the face of the deep, personal isolation that often comes with disability. A chronicle of the witching hours between midnight and six a.m., this meditative book takes place during the two-year period in which Mutch's son Gabriel, who is autistic and also has Down syndrome, rarely slept through the night. In this tapestry composed of interwoven memories, we see both Gabriel's difficult childhood and Maria's introduction to the world of multiple disability parenting. As a counterpoint to Gabriel's figurative isolation is the story of Admiral Richard Byrd, the polar explorer who journeyed alone into the Antarctic wilderness in the 1930s. His story creates a shared and powerful language for the experience of feeling alone. In these three characters--mother, son, and explorer--Mutch reveals overlapping and layered themes of solitude that, far from driving us apart, enlighten, uplift, and connect."--Publisher description.
Subject Mutch, Maria.
Mothers and sons -- Biography.
Down syndrome -- Biography.
Insomnia -- Biography.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00836464
Mutch, Maria. (OCoLC)fst01915602
Down syndrome. (OCoLC)fst00897227
Insomnia. (OCoLC)fst00974221
Mothers and sons. (OCoLC)fst01027007
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9781476702742 (hardcover)
1476702748 (hardcover)
9781476702759 (trade paper)
1476702756 (trade paper)
0307363376 (Cloth)
9780307363374 (Cloth)
9781476702766 (ebook)
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