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Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Fadiman, Anne
By Fadiman

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When three-month-old Lia Lee arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run Quiet War in L...aos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely independent people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication.
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ISBN 9780374533403
Released NZ 1 Sep 2012
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780374533403
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Imprint Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Released 1 Sep 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Fadiman, Anne
By Fadiman
Category World History: BCE To C 500 CE
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Social Groups & Communities
Illness & Addiction: Social Aspects
Paediatric Medicine
Popular Medicine
Family & Other Relationships: General
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 306.461
Weight 319g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Intercultural communication, Epilepsy in children, Transcultural medical care - California, Hmong American children - Medical care - California, Hmong Americans - Medicine
NBS Text Family & Health: General
ONIX Text General/trade