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- DescriptionThis volume brings together two of Paul West's best books: his critically acclaimed Words for a Deaf Daughter (1970), a nfiction account of West's deaf and brain-damaged daughter Mandy at age eight, and Gala (1976), a vel about a writer named Wight Deulius who brings his handicapped teenage daughter Michaela from England to America for a visit. While Words is an account of Mandy's diagsis and treatment, Gala is the scenario of a wish-fulfillment (as West writes in the preface), a continuation of the father and daughter's joyful investigation of the richness of life and its amazing possibilities. Ranging across natural history and astromy in his effort to understand his daughter's handicap, West finds in Mandy/Michaela an irrepressible and unpredictable guide to the mysteries of the universe. Brought together in the same volume, the books also allow a unique look at how nfiction and fiction techniques can be used to the same ends in the hands of a master of prose.
- Author BiographyPaul West (February 23, 1930) is an English-born novelist, literary historian and poet, the author of 24 novels, who has lived in America since the early 1960s. He now (in 2012) resides in upstate New York with his wife, the writer, poet and well-known naturalist Diane Ackerman.
- Author(s)Paul West
- PublisherDalkey Archive Press
- Date of Publication01/11/1993
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNormal, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDalkey Archive Press
- Weight454 g
- Width145 mm
- Height218 mm
- Spine24 mm
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