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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
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Margaret Vandenburg

The Home Front

€ 19.95

`The Barrons like to think of themselves as a typical American family. Never mind the fact that Todd drops bombs on Afghan targets one minute and sits down to dinner with his wife and kids the next. A drone pilot stationed in Nevada, he manages to compartmentalize the conflicting demands of combat and family life until their son Max is diagnosed with autism. His wife Rose deploys an army of specialists, surfing the out limits of the Web for a miracle cure. Meanwhile, Max clings to compulsive isolation and order wearing the same tan clothes, eating the same round foods, lining up trucks or Legos or whatever else needs to be lined up to fend off the chaos of normalcy. Unhinged by their son`s prognosis, Rose resorts to New Age magical thinking to cope with her own sense of losing control. Todd feels curiously indifferent, watching his wife and son retreat further and further into la la land. It`s a familiar feeling, symptomatic of his Chair Force job waging virtual war. The Barrons continue to drift apart until a gifted behavioral therapist intervenes, reviving the dream of discovering a common language. The Home Front is both deeply personal and culturally relevant, a family portrait of the uncanny connection between autism, drone warfare, and virtual reality. Without a real diagnosis of the problem, the prognosis isn`t good`--Publisher

Taal / Language : English

Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
209 pagina's
Januari 2015
263 gram
222 x 140 x 19 mm
Permanent Pr Pub Co gb

Levertijd: 5 tot 7 werkdagen