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The Eternal Son Cristovão Tezza

The Eternal Son

Cristovão Tezza

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ISBN : 9781933227528
Paperback
218 pages
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In this multi-award-winning autobiographical novel, Cristovao Tezza draws readers into the mind of a young father whose son, Felipe, is born with Down syndrome. From the initial shock of diagnosis, and through his growing understanding of the worldMoreIn this multi-award-winning autobiographical novel, Cristovao Tezza draws readers into the mind of a young father whose son, Felipe, is born with Down syndrome. From the initial shock of diagnosis, and through his growing understanding of the world of hospitals and therapies, Tezza threads the story of his sons life with his own.Felipe, who lives in an eternal present, becomes a remarkable young man- for Tezza, however, the story is a settling of accounts with himself and his own limitations and ultimately a coming to terms with the sublime ironies and arbitrariness of life. He struggles with the phantom of shame, as if his sons condition were an indication of his own worth, and yearns for a normal world that is always out of reach. Reading this compelling book is like stumbling through a trapdoor into the writers mind, where nothing is censored and everything is constantly examined and reinterpreted.