SaulBook - 2000
There are so many stories to tell, aren't there? Mine is a good one, so I'm going to remember it all: the good bits, the funny bits, and the bits I want to stay buried. Because I did it, didn't I? The hardest bit I did all on my own. Saul weighed only 1 pound, 4 ounces when he was born, and fit into the palm of the midwife's hand. But he arrived kicking and screaming -- and clearly wanted to live. Told from the baby's point of view, Saul is the fictional memoir of a child who was born after only twenty-three weeks in the womb. (There are a handful of twenty-three weekers who have survived intact. There are no surviving twenty-two weekers.) The result is an unforgettable voice from another world. With astonishing insight and humor -- and a distinct personality -- the narrator shows himself to be both a vulnerable baby and a wise, sometimes mischievous, little boy with a purpose. This is the brilliantly imagined story of a miniature hero, whose will to survive represents an extraordinary triumph of the human spirit.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, c2000.
Edition: First Canadian edition
Branch Call Number: FIC Kay
Characteristics: 310 pages