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Genie By Russ Rymer

Genie
by Russ Rymer

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Tells the true story of Genie, who spent the first 12 years of her life confined and constrained in a single room by her father. Virtually unable to speak, with no social skills, and with awkward and limited mobility, she made rapid progress in hospital.
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Genie: Escape from a Silent Childhood by Russ Rymer

This is the true story of Genie, who spent the first 12 years of her life confined and constrained in a single room by her father and emerged for the first time into the outside world when her half-blind mother left him. Genie was then virtually unable to speak and had no social skills, and awkward and limited mobility. Fought over by psychologists, linguists and other experts, for a while she developed rapidly in hospital and a succession of foster homes, learning the rudiments of language, and charming, with her compelling presence, all who met her. Then, almost as abruptly as it had begun, her progress halted, while the academic and professional tussles over her future continued.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 FOUND: The Forbidden Experiment; A House Behind Royal Palms; Her Life Came To An End On Her Wedding Day; The Girl In The Little Room; Hypothesis And Heresy; The Trouble With Noam; 'He's Got A Halo. Is That OK?; Press, Doctors, Do-gooders, Kooks; An Armed Camp Very Quickly; Thriving; A Meeting: 'I Just Gives Her Love'; Automaton?. Part 2 PREMONITIONS: France, 1800: The Wild Boy, Discovered; And Forgotten; Where A Kiss Is A Plosive; Pitiful, Strange, And Pretty; Anything Made Of Plastic; A Home; 'This Child Is Not For Sale'. Part 3 WHEN SINGING WAS ALL FOR HER BENEFIT: A New Home; 'She's Doing It!'; Awaiting The Explosion; So He Became A Dog; A Ghost In Her Daughter's Life; Propriety And Gossip: Irene Sees; A Much More Jaundiced Eye. Part 4 LOST: Slammed Doors; Mechanisms; 'Yes, You Had Perfect Little Brainwaves'; Curtiss Finds The Knot; What Does It Mean To Be Human?; Petty Skirmishes, Diplomatic Failures; Whatever The Estate Could Pay; A Lawsuit; No Forwarding Address. Part 5 THE WORLD WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND: Revenge; And Revelation; A Last Glimpse; A Bitterness; But I Wonder, What Would I Say?.

Additional information

GOR001395661
Genie: Escape from a Silent Childhood by Russ Rymer
Russ Rymer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-08-25
256
0140174893
9780140174892
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.