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The boy in the moon : a father's search for his disabled son / Ian Brown.

Brown, Ian, 1954- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780307375674 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0307375676 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (295 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, [2009]

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Summary, etc.:
"Walker Brown was born with a genetic mutation so rare that doctors call it an orphan syndrome: perhaps 300 people around the world also live with it. Walker turns twelve in 2008, but he weighs only 54 pounds, is still in diapers, can't speak and needs to wear special cuffs on his arms so that he can't continually hit himself. "Sometimes watching him," Brown writes, "is like looking at the man in the moon - but you know there is actually no man there. But if Walker is so insubstantial, why does he feel so important? What is he trying to show me?" In a book that owes its beginnings to Brown's original Globe and Mail series, he sets out to answer that question, a journey that takes him into deeply touching and troubling territory."--Random House Canada website.
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Description based on print version record.
Subject: Brown, Walker, 1996-
Brown, Ian, 1954-
Genetic disorders in children > Patients > Canada > Biography.
Genetic disorders in children > Patients > Family relationships > Canada.
Parents of children with disabilities > Canada > Biography.
Fathers and sons.
Genetic disorders.
Brown, Walker, 1996-
Brown, Ian, 1954-
Maladies génétiques chez l'enfant > Patients > Canada > Biographies.
Maladies génétiques chez l'enfant > Patients > Relations familiales > Canada.
Parents d'enfants handicapés > Canada > Biographies.
Pères et fils.
Genre: Electronic books.

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