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Spelling love with an X : a mother, a son, and the gene that binds them

By: Dunsford, Clare.
Publisher: Boston, MA Beacon Press 2007Description: xi, 203 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780807072790.Subject(s): FRAGILE X SYNDROME | FAMILY INTERACTION | FAMILY EXPERIENCES
Contents:
Pt. 1. The fragile site Anticipation: Once upon a time Hairpin turns: doctors and divorce Linkage: family ties Pt. 2. Hotspots Replication fork: motherhood Base pairs: like mother, like son Transcription and translation: speaking of love Repeats: obsessions Saltation: coming up for air Mutants and wild types: you and me against the world Vectors: what lies ahead.
Summary: "Uses poetry and candor to document a condition the world knows little about by inviting the reader into snapshots of the disability that has been woven throughout the fabric of her life - from coming to terms with her role as the carrier to the poetic retelling of the roller coaster that is life with her son." - BOOK JACKET
List(s) this item appears in: Fragile x May 2017 | Fragile X Jan 2019
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"Uses poetry and candor to document a condition the world knows little about by inviting the reader into snapshots of the disability that has been woven throughout the fabric of her life - from coming to terms with her role as the carrier to the poetic retelling of the roller coaster that is life with her son." - BOOK JACKET

Pt. 1. The fragile site
Anticipation: Once upon a time
Hairpin turns: doctors and divorce
Linkage: family ties
Pt. 2. Hotspots
Replication fork: motherhood
Base pairs: like mother, like son
Transcription and translation: speaking of love
Repeats: obsessions
Saltation: coming up for air
Mutants and wild types: you and me against the world
Vectors: what lies ahead.

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