The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

Anne Fadiman


The Spirit Catches You and also you collapse explores the conflict among a small county health facility in California and a refugee relatives from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong baby clinically determined with critical epilepsy. Lia's mom and dad and her medical professionals either sought after what was once top for Lia, however the lack of knowledge among them ended in tragedy. Winner of the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the la instances e-book Prize for present curiosity, and the Salon booklet Award, Anne Fadiman's compassionate account of this cultural deadlock is literary journalism at its most interesting. the present version, released for the book's 15th anniversary, encompasses a new afterword by way of the writer that gives updates at the significant characters besides reflections on how they've got replaced Fadiman's lifestyles and attitudes.

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