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Spelling Love with an X A Mother, a Son, and the Gene That Binds Them

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ISBN-10: 080707280X

ISBN-13: 9780807072806

Edition: 2008

Authors: Clare Dunsford

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A memoir of raising a child with a genetic disorder When her son, J.P., was first diagnosed with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation, Clare Dunsford discovered that she and three of her four siblings carried the fragile X premutation and had therefore passed on the full mutation to J.P. and several of his cousins. An English professor by training, Dunsford draws on poetry to explore her new identity as a "mutant" and reflect on her life with J.P., a colorful young man with great verbal dexterity and a lovable cheeky streak. Brimming with warmth, Spelling Love with an X shares the disarming insights of a compassionate scholar on motherhood, literature,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Clare Dunsford is an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College; she and J.P. live in Wellesley, Massachusetts.