Petr Třešňák, Petra Třešňáková

Sounds of Waking Up

Zvuky probouzení
Zvuky probouzení
Druhé město, 2020, 296 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9788072274352
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This book by husband and wife Petr and Petra Třešňák tells the story of bringing up a daughter with autism associated with intellectual disability and severe behavioural issues. It is not so much an account of autism as the search for balance in an extremely challenging situation and coming to terms with the birth of a disabled child. Fourteen-year-old Dorotka’s parents reflect in a readable way on the inner transformation they have undergone over years of caring for her around the clock, and capture the magical moments of life with an atypical child as well as the alarming scenes of agitation and self-harm. The text, which blends the perspective of the father and the mother, alternates tales of everyday situations with psychological and spiritual reflections.

Language: Czech
Title: Zvuky probouzení
Publisher: Druhé město
Year: 2020
Pages: 296
Genre: Literary fiction