Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale

Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes

Book - 2015
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The story begins on St. Stephen's Day, 2010, in St. John's, NL, when the author gives birth to a baby girl named Sadie Jane who has a shock of snow-white hair. After three months of medical testing, Sadie is diagnosed with albinism, a rare genetic condition where pigment fails to form in the skin, hair and eyes. She is visually impaired and faces a lifetime indoors. A journalist and folklore scholar accustomed to processing the world through other people's stories, Emily is drawn to understanding her child's difference by researching the cultural beliefs associated with albinism worldwide.
Publisher: Toronto : Harper Avenue, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9781443423564
Characteristics: 282 pages :,illustrations (some colour)


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