‘A MARVEL’ RUMAAN ALAM
‘MAGNIFICENT’ NEW YORK TIMES
‘A TRIUMPH’ i
When Chouette is born, Tiny’s husband and family are devastated by her condition and strange appearance. Doctors tell them to expect the worst. Chouette won’t learn to walk; she never speaks; she lashes out when frightened and causes chaos in public.
Tiny’s husband wants to make her better but Tiny thinks their child is perfect the way she is. In her fierce self-possession, her untameable will, Chouette teaches Tiny to break free of expectations – no matter what it takes.
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