Faced with depression and then delusion, Robert Rowe killed his three children and his wife with a baseball bat. The author not only tells the Rowes' tragic story, but explores the lives of others drawn into it, addressing the questions of how human beings cope with the burdens that chance inflicts upon them, and what constitutes moral and legal ...Read MoreFaced with depression and then delusion, Robert Rowe killed his three children and his wife with a baseball bat. The author not only tells the Rowes' tragic story, but explores the lives of others drawn into it, addressing the questions of how human beings cope with the burdens that chance inflicts upon them, and what constitutes moral and legal guilt and innocence.Read Less
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Very Good in Very Good jacket. 0375500227 Dust jacket condition: Very Good. Solid retired library book with usual library markings; else VG. Text free of underlining, writing and highlighting. Overall, a very nice clean copy. Book Description Robert and Mary Rowe's second child, Christopher, was born with severe neurological and visual impairments. For many years, the Rowes' courageous response to adversity set an example for a group of Brooklyn mothers who met to discuss the challenges of raising children with birth defects. Then Bob Rowe's pressures-professional and personal-took their toll, and he fell into depression and, ultimately delusion. And one day he took a baseball bat and killed his three children and his wife. In Facing the Wind, Julie Salamon not only tells the Rowes' tragic story but also explores the lives of others drawn into it: the mothers, a social worker with problems of her own, an ocularist-that is, a man who makes prosthetic eyes-a young woman who enters the novitiate out of shame over her childhood sexual activities, and a judge of unusual wisdom. Facing the Wind is a work of redemptive compassion and understanding. It addresses the questions of how human beings cope with the burdens that chance inflicts upon them and what constitutes moral and legal guilt and innocence. 320 pages. We ship our books in CorgiPack mailers except for unusually large books and multiple books orders. CorgiPack mailers are constructed with a B-flute corrugated fiberboard pad which provides cushioning and corner protection in transit. They're also 100% recyclable. We ship heavier items B-flute corrugated fiberboard or cartons. Your order on its way to you by the next business day!
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