» » Grace Williams Says It Loud

eBook Grace Williams Says It Loud download

by Emma Henderson

eBook Grace Williams Says It Loud download ISBN: 144470401X
Author: Emma Henderson
Publisher: Sceptre; First Edition edition (February 1, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 336
ePub: 1593 kb
Fb2: 1910 kb
Rating: 4.8
Other formats: lit doc mbr mobi
Category: Other

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.

The doctors said no more could be done and advised Grace's parents to put her away. Download books offline, listen to several books continuously, choose stories for your kids, or try out a book that you didn't thought you would like to listen to.

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.

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for FictionWinner of the McKitterick Prize 2011Runner up, Mind Book of the Year 2011Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' First Book Award,the Waverton Good Read Award,the Authors Club First Novel Awardthe Wellcome Trust Book PrizeThe doctors said no more could be done and advised Grace's parents to put her away.On her first day at the Briar Mental Institute, Grace, aged eleven, meets Daniel.Debonair Daniel, an epileptic who can type with his feet, sees a different Grace: someone to share secrets and canoodle with, someone to fight for.A deeply affecting, spirit-soaring story of love against the odds.
Comments: (4)
Its a disappointing book. Very slow with little or no story line. This is more a review of contents not product. I would not recommend this book - barely got it finished. I think boring is a good description. Sorry!
Grace Williams is handicapped; born to a middle-class family in the 40s, the received wisdom is to put her in an institution and pretty much forget her.
Narrated by Grace, to whom the author has given a voice, we read of life in the grim asylums of the past. But there is magic too as she forms a friendship with another patient - Daniel, a debonair epileptic who can type with his feet - that turns to something much stronger
A novel that has you reeling with the awfulness of life for the handicapped in 60s and 70s; and yet, as the novel moves into modern day 'Care in the Community', something almost seems lost for Grace in her bright, sanitized, busy world complete with carers. Grace doesn't emote much, so what she thinks is uncertain; her feelings are rather expressed through actions - tantrums or talking to herself. But the emotions between her and Daniel are clear and very beautiful.
Compelling read.
Emma Henderson's "Grace Williams says it Loud" powerfully evokes the clumsy altruism and frank abuse experienced by people with learning needs in the 1950's and 60's Britain. Grace cannot speak because of severe cerebral palsy complicated by polio. Many of the tasks set in Occupational Therapy are laughably tedious and yet the residents are sad when the shoe repair facility is buldozed away. Parents and local philanthropists struggle to enliven the children's lives but Grace is unfairly punished on the day of the rose festival. The residents enjoy a subculture of exploring and hiding treasures which is both touching and sad. Grace's friend Daniel constructs an elaborate successful escape plan. As in 'One flew over the Cuckoo's nest' ECT and lobotomy are practiced as methods of control. Care needs including faecal and urinary incontinence are rightfully given a place. Sexual needs, so often politely overlooked in books with disabled characters, are included and tolerated in a way unthinkable in guardianship today. The high body count may accurately reflect the mortality of inadequately treated epilepsy and people with learning needs. Grace stands out as resourceful and determined main character.
"Grace Williams Says it Loud" deserves a place alongside William Horwood's "Skellagrigg" as a compassionate chronicle of instiutional care in Britain. My only reservations concern the "diary" style which lacks narrative tension and Grace's voice which is highly articulate at the age of eight months despite her profound multiple learning needs. The final chapters race through the years in summary form. But Emma has created an striking novel with a deep vein of truth running through it.
Emma Henderson's brand new book "Grace Williams says it loud" is a fresh and, to a traditional reader, perhaps uncomfortably frank approach to novel-writing and to how society copes with people who do not fit in with normal life. The subject-matter is basic, the style gritty, yet at the same time her account is structured and sophisticated. Through a powerful first person narrative she opens up a vivid but uneasy perspective into a different shadowy world that we all knew existed but mainly chose to ignore. It is not all gloom and doom, however, as she presents us with detailed accounts of the resilience of human beings, many of whom are barely recognised as such by much of the world around them, and their attempts to brighten their lives with humour and even love. The ending also answers with a loud affirmative the question as to whether society has made any progress since the 1950's! A book which surprises, enlightens and moves the reader and must surely become a modern classic.