Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son

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Parallax Press
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5.4 X 0.7 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Eliza Factor is author of the acclaimed novels The Mercury Fountain and Love Maps. Eliza and her husband have three children, the eldest of whom is multiply disabled. She is founder and President of the Board of Extreme Kids & Crew, a non profit community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts, music and play in Brooklyn. Factor was named New Yorker of the Week by NY1 in 2012 for creating the city's first drop in sensory playspace for children with disabilities. Eliza Factor lives in Brooklyn with her family.


"In evocative, vivid prose, she brings to life her own heart, the heart of her son--and, by extension, the hearts of her readers." --Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree

"There is inspiration in here for social thinkers, for designers, psychologists, parents, entrepreneurs.... Her command of the pen and understanding of the mechanics of the heart make this a read ripe with riches.... I dare you to come out of this book unchanged." --Lulu Miller, co-host of NPR's Invisibilia

"An aching, raw, honest, exquisitely written memoir of art, parenting, and the unexpected places life takes you." --Marie Myung-Ok Lee, author of Somebody's Daughter

"So moving and thought provoking about the deepest things: the value of life, the varieties of communication... beautiful." --Rebecca Mead, New Yorker staff writer and New York Times-bestselling author of My Life in Middlemarch