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The Resource Beyond the pale : folklore, family, and the mystery of our hidden genes

Beyond the pale : folklore, family, and the mystery of our hidden genes

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Beyond the pale : folklore, family, and the mystery of our hidden genes
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Beyond the pale
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folklore, family, and the mystery of our hidden genes
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Language
eng
Summary
"Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white hair and fair skin. Even the doctors and nurses can't help a second look at this magical child. But soon a darker current begins to emerge -- something is amiss. After three months of testing, Sadie is diagnosed with albinism, a rare genetic condition. Emily, a folklore scholar and an award-winning journalist, is accustomed to understanding and processing the world through stories. With Sadie at her side, Emily researches the cultural beliefs surrounding albinism and finds a curious history of outlandish tales of magic, and of good and evil reaching back through time, along with present-day atrocities. In some parts of the world, people with albinism are stalked; their condition is seen to bring luck and health as well as danger and death. Investigating the different reactions, in different cultures, to those with albinism, Emily begins to see her child as a connection between worlds. Part memoir, part cultural critique, and part genetic travelogue, Beyond the Pale is a brave, intimate investigation into the secret histories that each of us carries in our genes and an inspiring and beautiful memoir about parenting a child with a disabilities -- and building a better future for that child."--
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Urquhart, Emily
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Urquhart, Emily
  • Urquhart, Sadie
  • Albinos and albinism
  • Parents of children with disabilities
  • Children with disabilities
  • Best sellers
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Beyond the pale : folklore, family, and the mystery of our hidden genes
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Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2014280
Extent
282, [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781443423564
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ill.
Label
Beyond the pale : folklore, family, and the mystery of our hidden genes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2014280
Extent
282, [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781443423564
Other physical details
ill.

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