The Boy in the Moon

A Father's Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son

by Ian Brown

Hardcover, 293 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $24.99 | purchase

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The Boy in the Moon
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A Father's Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son
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Ian Brown

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A U.S. release of an award-winning Canadian memoir traces the author's efforts to understand the extremely rare genetic mutation that causes his son to possess an unusual facial appearance, an inability to speak and a compulsion to hit himself, a disorder for which the author has traveled the world to speak with medical specialists and connect with other affected families. 35,000 first printing.

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The Boy in the Moon

A Father's Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son


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ISBN: 9780312671839

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