The Resource Shtum : a novel, Jem Lester., (ebook)

Shtum : a novel, Jem Lester., (ebook)

Label
Shtum : a novel
Title
Shtum
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jem Lester.
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shtum is drawn from Jem Lester's experience of raising an autistic child. In this darkly funny and emotive debut, Ben Jewell has hit a breaking point. His profoundly autistic ten-year-old son, Jonah, has never spoken, and Ben and his wife Emma are struggling to cope. When Ben and Emma fake a separation-a strategic, yet ill-advised, decision to further Jonah's case in an upcoming tribunal to determine the future of his education-father and son are forced to move in with Georg, Ben's elderly and cantankerous father. In a small house in north London, three generations of men- one who can't talk; two who won't-are thrown together. As Ben confronts single fatherhood, he must battle a string of well-meaning social workers and his own demons to advocate for his son, learning some harsh lessons about accountability from his own father along the way. As the tribunal draws near, Jonah, blissful in his innocence, becomes the prism through which all the complicated strands of personal identity, family history, and misunderstanding are finally untangled. This debut examines the complexities of family and human emotion and gives profound insight into an often-misunderstood disorder
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Lester, Jem
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Parents of autistic children
  • Fathers and sons
  • Autistic youth
  • Fathers and sons
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Shtum : a novel, Jem Lester., (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781468314717
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT12463175
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12463175
System control number
MWT12463175
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Shtum : a novel, Jem Lester., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781468314717
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT12463175
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12463175
System control number
MWT12463175
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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