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A world without Martha : a memoir of sisters, disability, and difference

Author: Victoria Freeman
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Purich Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Victoria Freeman was only four when her parents followed medical advice and sent her sister away to a distant, overcrowded institution. Martha was not yet two, but in 1960s Ontario there was little community acceptance or support for raising children with intellectual disabilities at home. In this frank and moving memoir, Victoria describes growing up in a world that excluded and dehumanized her sister, and how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Freeman, Victoria (Victoria Jane)
World without Martha.
Vancouver, British Columbia : Purich Books, 2019
(OCoLC)1110682303
Named Person: Victoria Freeman; Victoria Freeman
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Freeman
ISBN: 9780774880411 0774880414
OCLC Number: 1112339111
Awards: Short-listed for Bisexual Nonfiction, Lambda Literary Awards 2020 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1 Baby --
2 Conceptions --
3 One on Every Street --
4 Substitutions --
5 The Fairy Hill --
6 Jesus Loves Me --
7 Fair Exchange --
8 "Progress and Happiness" --
9 Revolutions --
10 Normalization --
11 Becoming Human --
12 Into the Fire --
13 Breakthroughs --
14 Echoes --
15 Crossing Over --
16 Ashes --
17 Remembering 18 Not Ending --
19 Second Chances --
20 How Far You've Come --
21 Remember Every Name --
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Responsibility: Victoria Freeman.
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Abstract:

"Victoria Freeman was only four when her parents followed medical advice and sent her sister away to a distant, overcrowded institution. Martha was not yet two, but in 1960s Ontario there was little community acceptance or support for raising children with intellectual disabilities at home. In this frank and moving memoir, Victoria describes growing up in a world that excluded and dehumanized her sister, and how society's insistence that only a "normal" life was worth living affected her sister, her family, and herself, until changing attitudes to disability and difference offered both sisters new possibilities for healing and self-discovery."--

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