Genie: A Scientific Tragedy

Genie: A Scientific Tragedy

by Russ Rymer


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"A tragic tale of obsession, exploitation, and lost souls. And the questions Rymer poses about human experience and experiments on humans make the story both intellectually absorbing and emotionally disturbing. Genie is a wondrous feat of storytelling and investigative journalism, compulsively readable while forcing us to think hard about our own humanity." —Amy Tan, New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club

The compelling story of a young woman's emergence into the world after spending her first 13 years strapped to a chair in a closed room, and her rescue and exploitation by scientists hoping to gain new insight into language acquisition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060924652
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/12/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,247,831
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Russ Rymer is a journalist who has written for The New Yorker, Harper's, and the New York Times. His first book, Genie, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Los Angles.

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