The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

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Paperback, Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2012, ISBN13 9780374533403, ISBN10 0374533407

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lias parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadimans compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest.
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Lia Lee 1982-2012

Lia Lee died on August 31, 2012. She was thirty years old and had been in a vegetative state since the age of four. Until the day of her death, her family cared for her lovingly at home.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publish Date: Apr 24, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780374533403
ISBN-10: 0374533407
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.68
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.0
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