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Somewhere Over the Sea: A Father's Letter to His Autistic Son

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In this deeply moving and elegantly written book, Halfdan W. Freihow takes Gabriel, his young autistic son, on a journey through the full spectrum of human experience. With great love, profound tenderness, and gentle wit, Freihow captures Gabriel’s triumphs and disappointments, his joy and frustration, while struggling to help him make sense of a world that he himself does not, and cannot, fully comprehend. A powerful, honest, and achingly beautiful narrative, Somewhere Over the Sea describes a complex, loving ...
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Overview


In this deeply moving and elegantly written book, Halfdan W. Freihow takes Gabriel, his young autistic son, on a journey through the full spectrum of human experience. With great love, profound tenderness, and gentle wit, Freihow captures Gabriel’s triumphs and disappointments, his joy and frustration, while struggling to help him make sense of a world that he himself does not, and cannot, fully comprehend. A powerful, honest, and achingly beautiful narrative, Somewhere Over the Sea describes a complex, loving relationship that is sometimes fraught with misunderstanding, but always bolstered by unconditional love. A must-read for all parents.
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Praise for Somewhere Over the Sea:
“A poetic memoir . . . chronicling the love between a father and his autistic son . . . [Freihow] writes movingly of his family’s day-to-day experiences . . . will prove particularly valuable for families touched by autism, but anyone interested in an intimate, finely crafted family memoir will find this hard to put down.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770891005
  • Publisher: House of Anansi Press
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Halfdan W. Freihow grew up in Mexico, Norway, Spain, and Belgium, and has worked as a publisher, journalist, translator, and literary critic.
Robert Ferguson is a renowned translator of Scandinavian literature. He has also written biographies of Nobel Laureate-winning author Knut Hamsun, Henry Miller, and playwright Henrik Ibsen.
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