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Hazard: a sister's flight from family and a broken boy

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"Hazard is a poignant, unflinching memoir of the emotional intricacies of growing up with a severely disabled sibling. Margaret Combs shows how her Southern Baptist family coped with lived reality of autism in an era of ignorance and shame, the 1950s through the 1970s, and shares her own tragedy and anguish of being torn between helping her brother and yearning for her own life. Like many siblings of disabled children, young Margaret drives herself to excel in order to make up for her family's sorrow and ultimately flees her family for what she hopes is a "normal" life. Hazard is also a story of indelible bonds between siblings: the one between Combs and her sister, and the deep and rueful one she has with her disabled brother; how he and she were buddies; and how fervently she wanted to make him whole. Initially fueled by a wish that her brother had never been born, the author eventually arrives in a deeper place of gratitude for this same brother, whom she loves and who loves her in return"--
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subject_facetAutistic children -- Family relationships -- United States
Autistic children -- United States -- Biography
Brothers and sisters -- United States -- Biography
Combs, Margaret
title_displayHazard : a sister's flight from family and a broken boy
title_fullHazard : a sister's flight from family and a broken boy / Margaret Combs
Hazard A Sister's Flight from Family and a Broken Boy
title_shortHazard
title_suba sister's flight from family and a broken boy
topic_facetAutistic children
Biography & Autobiography
Brothers and sisters
Combs, Margaret
Family & Relationships
Family relationships
Nonfiction