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Songs of the gorilla nation : my journey through autism

Author: Dawn Prince-Hughes
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author relates her experiences as a late-diagnosed autistic, describing struggles with antisocial impulses, her connection with the gorillas at a Seattle zoo, and her eventual ability to develop human relationships.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
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Prince-Hughes, Dawn, 1964-
Songs of the gorilla nation.
New York : Harmony Books, ©2004
(OCoLC)988939109
Named Person: Dawn Prince-Hughes; Dawn Prince-Hughes; Dawn Prince-Hughes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Prince-Hughes
ISBN: 1400050588 9781400050581 9781400082155 1400082153
OCLC Number: 53307760
Awards: Winner of Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (Regional Book) 2005
Description: viii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part One --
A LIFE Without SONG 9 --
chapter 1 A Culture of One 11 --
2 A Chaos of Noise: Understanding Autism 27 --
3 The Silence Before Dawn 35 --
4 Starting Off Key 63 --
P a r t Tw o --
The SONGS of the GORILLA NATION 89 --
chapter 5 Music Behind the Looking Glass Cage 91 --
6 The Difficulty of Lyrics Long and Unfamiliar 111 --
7 Requiem 157 --
P a r t T h r e e --
HOW CAN I KEEP from SINGING? 163 --
chapter 8 Ancestral Hymns: A Family History 165 --
9 Successes 179 --
10 Sharing the Songs 199.
Responsibility: Dawn Prince-Hughes.
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The author relates her experiences as a late-diagnosed autistic, describing struggles with antisocial impulses, her connection with the gorillas at a Seattle zoo, and her eventual ability to develop human relationships.

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A new music, opening my eyes and heart

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Follows the author as she learns to establish harm-free relationships with primates, in particular a zoo gorilla through the glass. The details of cross-species communication...
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