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Girl in Glass

Autor: Fei, Deanna

Editorial: Bloomsbury Publishing

Formato:Tapa Dura
Precio de Lista:$26.00
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Stock:500

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Girl in Glass : Deanna Fei was just five-and-a-half months pregnant when she inexplicably went into labor. Minutes later, she met her tiny baby who clung to life support inside a glass box. Fei was forced to confront terrifying questions: How to be the mother of a child she could lose at any moment. Whether her daughter would survive another day - and whether she should. But as she watched her daughter fight for her life, Fei discovered the power of the mother-child bond at its most elemental.

A year after she brought her daughter home from the hospital, the CEO of AOL - her husband's employer - blamed the beautiful, miraculously healthy little girl for a cut in employee benefits and attached a price tag to her life, using a phrase, "distressed babies," that set off a national firestorm.

Girl in Glass is the riveting story of one child's harrowing journey and a powerful distillation of parenthood. With incandescent prose and an unflinching eye, Fei explores the value of a human life: from the spreadsheets wielded by cost-cutting executives to the insidious notions of risk surrounding modern pregnancy; from the wondrous history of medical innovation in the care of premature infants to contemporary analyses of what their lives are worth; and finally, to the depths of her own struggle to make sense of her daughter's arrival in the world. Above all, Girl in Glass is a luminous testament to how love takes hold when a birth defies our fundamental beliefs about how life is supposed to begin.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Negocios y Economia   Insurance
Familia y Relaciones   Parenting
Biografía y Autobiografía   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9781620409916
ISBN 10:1620409917
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:314
Tamaño:8.52" l x 5.89" w x 1.16" h
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