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Factor, Eliza

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Works: 4 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 652 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Utopian fiction  Biographies  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3606.A255, 813.6
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Publications about Eliza Factor
Publications by Eliza Factor
Most widely held works about Eliza Factor
 
Most widely held works by Eliza Factor
The mercury fountain by Eliza Factor( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
The novel takes place at the turn of the twentieth century in a remote and beautiful stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert near the border of West Texas and Mexico. Rich with mercury, the desert attracts a visionary north easterner, Owen Scraperton, who settles in the southern wilderness to establish a Utopian community called Pristina. Owen quickly finds in mercury the economic foundation for his new world. The metal's hypnotic beauty and fluidity are perfect emblems for his social theories, and his sincere heart and rich voice attract a heterogeneous mix of followers who join him in disregarding the metal's more harmful qualities
Love maps by Eliza Factor( file )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Painter turned teacher Sarah Marker receives a letter from her estranged husband Philip. Wanting to visit her after living apart for seven years and not knowing he has a son, Sarah becomes terrified at the prospect of disclosing the truth
Strange beauty : a portrait of my son by Eliza Factor( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community. This intimate, no-holds barredmemoir shares one family's experiences with a child who is both autistic and physically disabled. It is a story of infectious laughter, blood on the floor, intense physical conflict, and of two little girls growing up in the shadow of their charming and fitful brother. And it is the story of a mother and writer and the illuminating effect of imagining the world through the eyes of her beautiful, charismatic, and nonverbal son, Felix. Felix and his sisters inspire Eliza to start Extreme Kids, a community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts and play, and transform how she saw herself and the world. She writes of the joy this project brings her, as well as the disconnect of being lauded for helping others at the same time that she cannot help her own son. As Felix grows bigger and stronger, his assaults against himself grow more destructive. When his bruised limbs and face prompt Child Services to investigate the Factors for abuse, Eliza realizes how dangerous her home has become. Strange Beautyis a personal story, but it shines a light on the combustible conditions many families are living in at this moment. The United States offers parents whose children are prone to violence very little help. That Eliza's story ends happily, with Felix thriving at Crotched Mountain School, is due more to luck than policy. There are few such schools and many such children. When children are violent, we fail to account for the internal and external pressures that lead to violence. This is both cruel and counterproductive, for people with disabilities have much to teach us, if we will only listen"--
The mercury fountain by Eliza Factor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The novel takes place at the turn of the twentieth century in a remote and beautiful stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert near the border of West Texas and Mexico. Rich with mercury, the desert attracts a visionary north easterner, Owen Scraperton, who settles in the southern wilderness to establish a Utopian community called Pristina. Owen quickly finds in mercury the economic foundation for his new world. The metal's hypnotic beauty and fluidity are perfect emblems for his social theories, and his sincere heart and rich voice attract a heterogeneous mix of followers who join him in disregarding the metal's more harmful qualities
 
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English (13)
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