Twin

Twin

A Memoir

Book - 2011
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When Allen Shawn and his twin sister, Mary, were two, she began exhibiting signs of what would be diagnosed many years later as autism. At the age of eight, with almost no warning, her parents sent Mary to a residential treatment center, to never live at home again. Fifty years later, Shawn realized that his fate was inextricably linked to his sister's, and that their natures were far from being different.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011
ISBN: 9780670022373
0670022373
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 22 cm

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Oct 20, 2011

A fascinating read of the bond between twins since conception, though one has been institutionalized size age 8. A study of autism, schizophrenia, Asperger's (think "Rainman") and family decisions in the 1950s. Allen shares his innermost thoughts, and ultimately love for his sister.

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