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The speed of dark

Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Lou Arrendale is a member of that lost generation, born just a little too soon to reap the advances of medical science. Part of a small group of high-functioning autistic adults, he has a steady job with a pharmaceutical company, a car, friends, and a passion for fencing." -- Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Medical novels
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 0345447557 9780345447555
OCLC Number: 48958384
Description: 340 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Moon.
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"Lou Arrendale is a member of that lost generation, born just a little too soon to reap the advances of medical science. Part of a small group of high-functioning autistic adults, he has a steady job with a pharmaceutical company, a car, friends, and a passion for fencing." -- Jacket.

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Worth reading! Raises interesting questions

by cnelson22 (WorldCat user published 2006-02-23) Excellent Permalink
Set in the not too distant future, this novel is narrated from the point of view of an autistic person, whose special talents in "pattern recognition" serve him well in his career and in his hobby, fencing.Reading this novel takes you inside this person's mind, and the prose style mirrors the autistic...
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Excellent novel

by svonderhaar (WorldCat user published 2007-11-28) Excellent Permalink
I picked up this book a few years ago and was moved by the characters, storyline, and depth of this novel. The main character is a successfull man - who happens to be autistic. His autism is an intrinsic part of who he is and what he can do. Then comes a radical new cure for autism - which his boss...
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