Reaching One Thousand
A Story of Love, Motherhood and AutismBook - 2012
When he Rachel's son is diagnosed with autism, Rachel must reconsider everythingshe thought she knew about parenting, about Ben, and about how best to mother him.Reaching One Thousand charts her quest to understand autism and to build a new kind of relationship with her son. Along the way she explores her own childhood, discovering unexpected links between Ben's experiences and her own. Before she can presume to tell Ben's story, she realises, she must face difficult questions questions about intimacy, trust, and what it means for a mother to write about her child.Exquisitely written, this is a thought-provoking reflection on family and understanding and a tender love letter from a mother to her son.
Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., 2012.
Characteristics: 224 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Reaching 1000