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The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures / Anne Fadiman.

Author / Creator Fadiman, Anne, 1953-
Edition Paperback edition.
Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Description ix, 355 pages ; 21 cm
Language English
Subject Transcultural medical care -- California -- Case studies.
Hmong American children -- Medical care -- California.
Hmong Americans -- Medicine.
Intercultural communication.
Epilepsy in children.
Epilepsy in children.
Hmong Americans -- Medicine.
Intercultural communication.
Transcultural medical care.
Case studies.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 9780374533403
Notes Includes new afterword by the author.
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-340) and index.
Summary The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman's compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest. -- Provided by Publisher on back cover.

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