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George Estreich - The Shape of the Eye
| Colfax Avenue: George Estreich will discuss and sign the new paperback edition of his book The Shape of the Eye ($16.95 Tarcher). When George’s daughter Laura is born, her appearance presents a puzzle: does the shape of her eyes indicate Down syndrome, or the fact that she has a Japanese grandmother? In this powerful memoir, Estreich, a poet and stay-at-home dad, tells his daughter’s story, reflecting on her inheritance—from the literal legacy of her genes, to the family history that precedes her, to the Victorian physician John Langdon Down’s diagnostic error of “Mongolian idiocy.” Against this backdrop, Laura takes her place in the Estreich family as a unique child, quirky and real, loved for everything ordinary and extraordinary about her. |
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Friday, July 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
2526 East Colfax Avenue