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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction and eleven other national awards. Winner of the Green Carnation Prize.
The saying goes that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does?
Far From The Tree
Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Published by Random House India;March 2014;976 pages;paperback;Price 899 inr
Sometimes your child – the most familiar person of all – is radically different from you. The saying goes that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does?
Drawing on interviews with over three hundred families, covering subjects including deafness, dwarfs, Down’s Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, disability, prodigies, children born of rape, children convicted of crime and transgender people, Andrew Solomon documents ordinary people making courageous choices. Difference is potentially isolating, but Far from the Tree celebrates repeated triumphs of human love and compassion to show that the shared experience of difference is what unites us.
FAR FROM THE TREE received amazing reviews and was highly acclaimed when it first got published in 2013 in the Hardback format. This March Random House India is very proud to come out with the paperback version of this bestseller with an all new cover.
‘Andrew Solomon’s Far From The Tree is a prodigious, illuminating book about the challenge of being a parent – especially when children are out of the ordinary’ – Tim Adams, Observer
‘Life-affirming, thought provoking and highly readable, the book was compiled over 10 years of interviews and I found it deeply moving’ – Kate Kellaway, Observer
‘[A] magnificent study of disability and identity differences’ – Susannah Meadows, New York Times
‘This wise book is a careful and surprising study of difference between parent and child and how it shapes our lives’ – Stephen Grosz, Sunday Telegraph
Andrew Solomon is a writer and activist working on politics, culture and psychology. He writes regularly for the New Yorker, Newsweek, and the Guardian.
He is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Cornell University and Special Adviser on LGBT Affairs to Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry. The Noonday Demon won the 2001 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. His highly-acclaimed study of family, Far from the Tree won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction, the Lukas Book Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, among others. He lives with his husband and son in New York and London.