Finding Me—and Them: Stories of Assimilation is a collection of ten stories. They are autobiographical. They are nonfiction. They are fiction based on fact. Each story tells the author’s life as an individual with or (fictional) without a disability. All of them find the author. They all locate him, or a character, somewhere. They show different phases and challenges in his life, from rehabilitating from a head injury at age five to learning the logistics of an after-life. In ways that co-mingle genres, the stories in his book are related. There are themes central to all of them. Many of the stories are written from the perspective of someone growing up with a disability. A theme is how he found the world to perceive him. Family is a theme. Wandering, exploration, the search for identity, are central themes in these stories.
Designed by Sandra Brick/Textured Elements – Prose by Michael Paul Amram - ©2014