A Father's Quest to Heal His Son
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When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was initially devastated, and terrified he might never be able to really communicate with his child. However, there was a glimmer of hope: Isaacson discovered that, quite remarkably, Rowan’s condition seemed to improve immeasurably whenever he was around his neighbor’s horse. Rowan’s signature temper tantrums and outbursts all but disappeared in the presence of the horse. The only other time Rowan had made such progress was when an African healer worked on him. Isaacson was struck with a peculiar idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, a place where horses and shamanic healing are both in abundance? Could his son be helped if the two were somehow combined?
The Horse Boy is the story of that extraordinary journey—a thrilling, sweeping tale of exhilarating adventure, exotic landscapes and unforgettable encounters. Truly inspiring and uplifting, the magic of Isaacson’s book lies in its simplicity: At its heart, this is the story of a father willing to go to the ends of the earth to save his son, and against all odds, help him to connect with the outside world for the very first time.
Softcover Book : 352 pages
Publisher: Hachette Book Group Usa ( April 02, 2009 )
Item #: 12-701026
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.83inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)