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Girl in Glass

Girl in Glass

(2015)
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Deanna Fei was just five-and-a-half months pregnant when she inexplicably went into labor. Minutes later, she met her tiny baby who clung to life support inside a glass box. Fei was forced to confront terrifying issues: How to be the mother of a child she could lose at any moment. Whether her daughter would survive another day--and whether she should. But as she watched her daughter fight for her life, Fei discovered the power of the mother-child bond at its most elemental.

A year after she brought her daughter home from the hospital, the CEO of AOL--her husband's employer--set off a national firestorm about the children he had called "distressed babies." By blaming the beautiful, miraculously healthy little girl for a cut in employee benefits, he attached a price tag to her life.

Girl in Glass is the riveting story of one child's harrowing journey and a powerful distillation of parenthood. With incandescent prose and an unflinching eye, Fei explores the value of a human life: from the spreadsheets wielded by cost-cutting executives to the insidious notions of risk surrounding modern pregnancy; from the wondrous history of medical innovation in the care of premature infants to contemporary analyses of what their lives are worth; and finally, to the depths of her own struggle to make sense of her daughter's arrival in the world. Above all, Girl in Glass is a luminous testament to how love takes hold when a birth defies our fundamental beliefs about how life is supposed to begin.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Girl in Glass: How My "Distressed Baby" Defied the Odds, Shamed a CEO, and Taught Me the Essence of Love, Heartbreak, and Miracles
Author(s): Deanna Fei
ISBN: 1-62040-991-7 / 978-1-62040-991-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Girl in Glass: Dispatches from the Edge of Life
Author(s): Deanna Fei
ISBN: 1-62040-992-5 / 978-1-62040-992-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Girl in Glass: Dispatches from the Edge of Life
Author(s): Deanna Fei
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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