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by Emma Henderson
Author: Emma Henderson
Publisher: Sceptre; First Edition edition (February 1, 2011)
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Grace's disability is from birth, exacerbated by polio when she was six. At 10 she was still tiny enough to be put in a baby swing.
Grace's disability is from birth, exacerbated by polio when she was six. She dangled in it miserably, though her family were convinced she loved it: "It makes her feel a part of things. As the novel unfolds, we get used to this radical mismatch between Grace's inner life, which we are privy to, and her effect in the world outside.
Emma Henderson's debut "Grace Williams Says It Out Loud" is wonderful, compelling and engaging. Written in the voice of Grace Williams, a spastic, "uneducable", polio-stricken, mentally retarded, who speaks in grunts and other unintelligible sounds. This book, however, is not just about the special friendship between Grace Williams and Daniel; but of Grace Williams's family, her carers, the love, the abuse and the betrayal Grace Williams has been subjected t. .Jul 03, 2011 Suzierussell rated it did not like it.
Emma Henderson (born 1958) is a British writer. Her first novel, Grace Williams Says It Loud, was shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction. Henderson grew up in suburban west London. Her sister Clare Williams (born 1946) was placed in an institution in 1957, judged impossible to educate; she was also partly paralysed due to polio. Clare spent 35 years in hospitals before being released into community care, and died in 1997.
Startlingly assured, poetic and engaging - GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD introduces a new voice, one which . The romance between Grace and Daniel was poignant and touching and is for me, what prevents this book from being a mere two-star read.
Startlingly assured, poetic and engaging - GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD introduces a new voice, one which I have no doubt we will be hearing much more of; I read it in two sittings, and am already looking forward to her next work. Patrick McCabe ). 'There is tenderness, joy, romance (not to mention inventive sex) and heartbreak. Some of the other secondary characters too, are wonderful- though as we see them from Grace's perspective I did feel a sense of detachment from them in places.
Grace has many mental and physical handicaps and in the late 1950s, age 11, is consigned to a mental hospital where she spends the next 30 years
Grace has many mental and physical handicaps and in the late 1950s, age 11, is consigned to a mental hospital where she spends the next 30 years. A compelling read you may well find it emotionally demanding but a positive ending! Find similar books Profile.
But then Grace isn't an ordinary girl. Disgusting,' said the nurse. I thought this book was lovely and moving. Библиографические данные. Grace Williams Says It Loud. And when no more could be done, they put her away, aged eleven. On her first day at the Briar Mental Institute, Grace meets Daniel. Like Lyrics Alley, it was plagued by odd pacing problems; but after reading up on the author a little, I have learned that, like Lyrics Alley, it was based.
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Emma Henderson's superb debut novel tells the story of Grace, a woman "mangled in body and mind", and her experiences in a British mental institution in the 1950s and 1960s. Her mouth misshapen, Grace finds it hard to speak, but Henderson imagines an eloquent interior monologue, telling of her dreams, desires and frustrations. Henderson dramatises shocking attitudes to mental illness – doctors refer to the patients as "monstrous" – but her triumph lies in the fact that the reader begins to forget the heroine's condition altogether.
Emma Henderson Author, London, United Kingdom.