Joe, The Only Boy In The World, by Michael Blastland, Profile Books, €18.95.
Michael Blast land makes current affairs programmes for Radio Four. He is also Joe’s father, and Joe is autistic.
This book’s premise is not the cloying, sentimental ‘I-love-my-boy-anyway’ approach that one might expect. Indeed, at various times throughout its pages, Blastland describes the possible misinterpretations of what is a painful and unrelenting parental journey: ‘‘One is the hideous peril of...
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