AV Book Club - Fiction by Aspie / Autistic Authors: 7:30pm session
The second book has been selected - In Two Worlds by Ido Kedar
Our second AV Book Club Discussion will meet on Tuesday 30 March to
discuss In Two Worlds by Ido Kedar. To accommodate different preferences we will host two discussions - one at 10am and one at 7.30pm.
On his website, www.idoinautismland.com, Ido Kedar introduces himself.
“I am an autistic guy with a message. I spent the first half of my life completely trapped in silence. The second – on becoming a free soul. I had to fight to get an education but I succeeded, graduating high school with a diploma and a 3.9 GPA.
I am continuing my education in college. I communicate by typing on an iPad or a letter board. My first book, Ido inAutismland is an autism diary, telling the story of my symptoms, education, and journey into communication. My second book, In Two Worlds, is a novel. I hope through my work to help other autistic people find a way out of their silence too.”
Here’s an introductory blurb to the book:
Seven-year-old Anthony has autism. He flaps his hands. He makes strange noises. He can't speak or otherwise communicate his thoughts. Treatments, therapies, and theories about his condition define his daily existence. Yet Anthony isn't improving much. Year after year his remedial lessons drone on.
Anthony gets older and taller, but his speech remains elusive and his school lessons never advance. Life seems to be passing him by. Until one day, everything changes.
In Two Worlds is a compelling tale, rich with unforgettable characters who are navigating their way through the multitude of theories about autism that for decades have dictated the lives of thousands of children and their families. This debut work of fiction sheds light on the inner and outer lives of children with nonspeaking autism, and on their two worlds.
As one of the only works of fiction written by a person with non-speaking autism, it offers readers an unprecedented insider's point-of-view into autism and life in silence, and it does so with warmth, humor and a wickedly sharp intellect.
If you would like to join our 7:30pm discussion please register and Zoom details will be provided.