Stolen Child (Large Print)
A Mother's Journey to Rescue Her Son from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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About the Book
A year in the desperate life of a boy transformed by OCD from a bright ten-year-old into a stranger in his own skin. Although Laurie Gough was an intrepid traveller who had explored wild, far-off reaches of the globe, the journey she and her family took in their own home in their small Quebec village proved to be far more frightening, strange, and foreign than any land she had ever visited. It began when Gough's son, shattered by his grandfather's death, transformed from a bright, soccer-ball kicking ten-year-old into a near-stranger, falling into trances where his parents couldn't reach him and performing ever-changing rituals of magical thinking designed to bring his grandpa back to life. Stolen Child examines a horrifying year in one family's life, the lengths the parents went to to help their son, and how they won the battle against his all-consuming disorder.
About the Author
Laurie Gough is the author of Kiss the Sunset Pig: An American Road Trip with Exotic Detours, and Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Woman's Travel Odyssey, shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award in the U.K., and silver medal winner of ForeWord Magazine's Travel Book of the Year in the U.S. Over twenty of her stories have been anthologized in literary travel books; her work as appeared in The Guardian, The Walrus, Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, the L.A. Times, USA Today, salon.com, the National Post, and Canadian Geographic, among others.
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