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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George Estreich’s website


Event date: 
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
The Shape of the Eye: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399163340
Availability: Special Request - May Not Be Available
Published: Tarcherperigee - April 18th, 2013