Twin: A Memoir
"Extraordinary...An unsparing but deeply compassionate inquiry into [family] life."-Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesAs Allen Shawn probed the sources of his anxieties while writing the acclaimed Wish I Could Be There, he realized that his fate was inextricably linked to his autistic twin sister. Mary, who has lived in a residency center for more than fifty years. Twin offers a deeply personal ...
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (February 28, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1619235
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
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“Very interesting book about the twin relationship. My twin suffered a traumatic brain injury when we were thirty-nine, so I identified strongly with Mr. Shawn's feelings surrounding his twin sister's absence after she was institutionalized. Many of...”
ccount of their divergent lives, and examines society's changing attitudes toward and understanding of autism. It also provides an intimate look at the Shawns' idiosyncratic family life with their father, the famed longtime editor of The New Yorker, William Shawn. Wrenching, honest, understated, and poetic, Twin is at heart about the mystery of being profoundly bonded to someone who can never be truly understood.