“It’s the strangest time—a birth—for life to start falling apart.”
Set between the summers of 1998 and 2005 in Cardiff, Wales, Blue Sky July follows the story of Nia Wyn, a mother who battles against impossible odds to heal her son after he suffers a brain injury and is diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy. Told by doctors that her son would never walk, talk, see or even recognize her, Wyn devotes her every waking moment to exploring alternative treatments in the hopes of achieving even the smallest of breakthroughs. Through her intimate day-to-day interactions with her son and partner, Wyn explores the impact of the tragedy on her thoughts and feelings as this most extraordinary relationship unfolds into one of the most uplifting and poignant memoirs published this or any year.
Already a sensation in the UK, Blue Sky July will strike a chord with every reader in search of a memoir resonating with an extraordinary sense of honesty, courage, and faith in the unassailable bond between mother and child. This is an inspirational story through and through.
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Nia Wyn was a journalist in Wales and London for fifteen years.From Publishers Weekly:
Starred Review. In this poetic, heartrending memoir, UK journalist and first time author Wyn relates seven years of personal struggle and small victories trying to raise and heal a son with severe cerebral palsy. Diagnosed in his first year with the most extreme form of the disability, Joe was born blind, without any hope of ever walking or communicating: "He won't even know you," the neurologist tells them. Joe's seemingly hopeless condition quickly takes over Wyn's world: "It is like death." Desperate for a cure ("Impossible," her doctor says), Wyn pursues every possible therapy-from faith healers and prayer to physical patterning and swimming-losing both her marriage and career as she falls deeper into Joe's world. Along the way she discovers the fate of other babies with cerebral palsy, given up to foster care or institutionalized as wards of the state by parents unable to cope. This difficult-to-face story is carried along effortlessly by Wyn's elegant, fractured prose and hard-won moments of triumph: "Today,/ for the very first time,/ I saw the way he seemed to prefer/ to lift his face to the wind." Any parent is sure to be enthralled, encouraged, and deeply touched.
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