Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In a world where bigger is often synonymous with better, the Little World-- for most of us-- passes beneath our notice. Now, for the first time, John Richardson brings that world into focus. By introducing us to characters like a saintly but obsessed doctor, a mother fighting for her dwarf daughter and destroying her family in the process, and two dwarf lovers trying to overcome their fears and shames to get to a place where they can love each other, Richardson takes us deep into the essential human condition, and in the process shows us a world that is the mirror image of our own. But In the Little World is about more than its characters, or genetics, or predestination; it is about the difficulties of being different in a culture that rewards conformity-- an issue of tremendous importance and resonance. Quirky, touching, often hilarious, Richardson' s take on the personal experiences of his subjects strikes the perfect balance between reporting and storytelling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
In 1997, almost by accident, John Richardson found himself sharing a hotel with more than a thousand dwarfs. Over the course of a single week, he begins relationships with some of the people at a convention that evolve into an affecting two-year-and-beyond odyssey into the little world.
He introduces us to characters like a saintly but obsessed doctor and a mother who sacrifices her family to save her dwarf daughter. He follows two dwarf lovers from their first meeting through their struggle to overcome fear and shame and find the confidence to love each other. He becomes personally involved in a tangled and often confrontational friendship with a female dwarf.
Through these stories and musings, ranging from classic theories of beauty to the history of the disability movement, to postmodern theories of difference, Richardson presents a world that is a skewed reflection of our own -- and offers us a glimpse into the essential human condition.
Über den Autor: A top magazine journalist for the past 15 years, Richardson has been Senior Writer at Premier magazine and is currently Contributing Editor for Esquire. His fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly and the 1993 O.Henry Prize Stories collection, and his debut novel, The Viper's Club, was warmly received by critics.
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