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by Sabina Berman

eBook Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World: A Novel download ISBN: 0805093257
Author: Sabina Berman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; 1St Edition edition (August 7, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1481 kb
Fb2: 1476 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Humor and Satire

Berman’s clear prose pulls the reader into another kind of mind, one capable of diving deep into nature and its . Gifted Mexican playwright and novelist Sabina Berman's Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World has won my heart, and will yours.

Berman’s clear prose pulls the reader into another kind of mind, one capable of diving deep into nature and its many-shaped soul. To Charm You: In Berman’s magical fiction debut, Karen, the autistic heir to a fishery, is encouraged by a kindly aunt to use her savant gifts to save the family business. A ge. - - Good Housekeeping. This untamed, disarming wild child who sits on the beach of a Mexican fishing village, shouting at the sea, slowly learns to explore and fully inhabit her intensely felt universe.

SABINA BERMAN is a four-time winner of the Mexican National Theatre Prize for her plays; she also writes film scripts, poetry, prose, and journalism, and has published several novellas. Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World is her first novel. LISA DILLMAN teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University and has translated numerous works of fiction by Argentine, Mexican, Catalan and Spanish writers.

SABINA BERMAN is a four-time winner of the Mexican National Theatre Prize for her plays; she also writes film scripts . i really loved this book right from the opening pages. My initial attraction to the book was the theme of tuna conservation. But that's really the backdrop for understanding how one of the two main character is pulled out of her autistic shell and helped to confront the world.

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I was looking forward to her novel, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the .

I was looking forward to her novel, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World (Mujer que buceó dentro del carazón del mundo, 2012; tr. from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman, 2013). The premise is interesting but I admit to going into this sceptically. Darwin represents a world that respects animal life, the give and take, the organic flow of the world.

Sabina Berman is a four-time winner of the Mexican National Theatre Prize for her plays; she also writes filmscripts, poetry, prose, and journalism, and has published several novellas.

Sabina Berman, translated by Lisa Dillman.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. A transporting and brilliant comic novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts. As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it is warmhearted, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World marks an extraordinary debut by the award-winning Mexican playwright, journalist, and poet Sabina Berman. Karen Nieto passed her earliest years as a feral child, left alone to wander the vast beach property near her family's failing tuna cannery.

Karen Nieto, who progresses from inarticulate niece, to tuna boathand, scuba diver, college savant, marine ecologist, business tycoon, world traveler – and, yes, even total failure – offers her readers an unforgettable glimpse of the delights, the comedy and the heartbreak. each of us ultimately experiences as we dive into the heart of the tenuous, ever-changing world. Laura Esquivel, author of Like Water for Chocolate.

A transporting and brilliant novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts

As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it is warmhearted, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World marks an extraordinary debut by the award-winning Mexican playwright, journalist, and poet Sabina Berman.

Karen Nieto passed her earliest years as a feral child, left alone to wander the vast beach property near her family's failing tuna cannery. But when her aunt Isabelle comes to Mexico to take over the family business, she discovers a real girl amidst the squalor. So begins a miraculous journey for autistic savant Karen, who finds freedom not only in the love and patient instruction of her aunt but eventually at the bottom of the ocean swimming among the creatures of the sea. Despite how far she's come, Karen remains defined by the things she can't do―until her gifts with animals are finally put to good use at the family's fishery. Her plan is brilliant: Consolation Tuna will be the first humane tuna fishery on the planet. Greenpeace approves, fame and fortune follow, and Karen is swept on a global journey that explores how we live, what we eat, and how our lives can defy even our own wildest expectations.

Comments: (7)
Vivados
Karen, the Me in the book, is so pure, a counter-part to the hypocrisy of the rest of us. She struggles with learning and understanding abstract emotions: what 120+ different facial expressions might mean, vs. the 4-6 she knows. My book club selection triggered my second reading, and I found it just as fascinating as I did the first read. Full of gems, I frequently laughed out loud, not at Karen but the rest of us. It may not stand up to the other critics here who are clinicians or have affected family members. But I found it a very enjoyable read and a good introduction for me to the savant world.
Rainpick
Berman presents the challenge to be one with all creation, using a sympathetic autistic child-to-woman character as the vehicle. I often still my mind now to experience life as it is, rather than as I might have expected it to be prior to reading ME.. In her books, Barbara Kingsilver points out how we are separate and unaware of Earth's messages to us and Berman explains how to become aware. I suggest reading at least one of Barbara Kingsilver's books as preparation to go deeper into the experience of being a part of nature rather than being apart from it. Then read ME.. Whether you start with ME... Or with a Kingsolver novel, I believe you will find ME.. a great read and an enriching journey.
Yllk
I found this book to give a perspective that I have never come across before. It is a book that I read a few years ago (I gave this one away as a gift) and have thought of it many, many times. It changed my thinking. I love it when a book can move the reader so much.
Flash_back
i really loved this book right from the opening pages. I initially purchased it at our local independent bookstore, but had one sent to a friend by Amazon. My initial attraction to the book was the theme of tuna conservation. But that's really the backdrop for understanding how one of the two main character is pulled out of her autistic shell and helped to confront the world. And it seems the author really understands the strengths and weaknesses of thinking autistic-ally. It can be very creative but can also be very rigid. That main character comes up with novel solutions to maintaining tuna catches in the Mediterranean and off Mexico, but also interprets many statements people make very literally. She eventually learns that sometimes people say things that might mean something else, although she might not figure out what it is. I can't say I know or understand all the aspects of autistic behavior, but I think the author should be congratulated for developing two women characters who have many strengths as well as weaknesses, and doing so with compassion and understanding.
Sat
Bought more for so many young strong women who read. Well, not all of them read these days but bought them anyway.
Anyshoun
I loved this book.
Is that because I was a girl in Mazatlan? We lived inland from Mazatlan, but always flew in and out through Mazatlan's airport. I spent many hours on the beach there, and learned to swim in the old Hotel Belmar swimming pool. Well, anyway. Maybe.

But it was a completely intriguing book.
White_Nigga
What a WONDERFULL exploration of the mind of an autistic person from childhood to becoming a adult. Sabrina Berman must have an intimate experience with autistic persons to write with such breadth and kindness. I recommend it so highly & have given as gifts to my dearest people.
This book seems lik it is taken right form the Temple Grandin movie. It's interesting but just so-so. I have done extensive (PhD) research on the Autism spectrum. Just couldn't get past what seems like a rip-off from Temple.