Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours

Gabriel was born with Down syndrome and then, as a toddler, was diagnosed with autism as well. For a period of two years Gabriel lost the night, waking at all hours and requiring continuous attention. The author writes of nights filled with confusion and chaos, and deep, unfulfilled wishes to understand her son. Saving Gabriel, she explains, requires a sustained rescue. This is her record of that rescue and the endless determination to “see” their complicated child.

© 2014 Maria Mutch
Audience: Parent