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Facing the Wind Facing the Wind Julie Salamon

Facing the Wind Facing the Wind

Julie Salamon

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Robert and Mary Rowes second child, Christopher, was born with severe neurological and visual impairments. For many years, the Rowes courageous response to adversity set an example for agroup of Brooklyn mothers who met to discuss the challenges ofMoreRobert and Mary Rowes second child, Christopher, was born with severe neurological and visual impairments. For many years, the Rowes courageous response to adversity set an example for agroup of Brooklyn mothers who met to discuss the challenges of raising children with birth defects. Then Bob Rowes pressures - professional and personal -- took their toll, and he fell intodepression and, ultimately delusion. And one day he took a baseball bat and killed his three children and his wife. In Facing the Wind, Julie Salamon not only tells theRowes tragic story but also explores the lives of others drawn into it: the mothers, a social worker with problems of her own, an ocularist - that is, a man who makes prosthetic eyes -- ayoung woman who enters the novitiate out of shame over her childhood sexual activities, and a judge of unusual wisdom. Facing the Wind is a work of redemptive compassion and understanding. It addressesthe questions of how human beings cope with the burdens that chance inflicts upon them and what constitutes moral and legal guilt and innocence.