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House Rules: A Novel (eBook)

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Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome. He's weak at understanding social cues or conducting himself well to others, and like numerous kids with AS, Jacob has a particular focus on one subject in his instance, forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police forces scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do, and he's usually right. But then his town is rocked by a painful murder and, for a change, the police come to Jacob with questions. All of the trademark behaviors of Asperger's--not looking someone in the eye, stimulatory tics and twitches, flat affect--can look a lot like guilt to police enforcement personnel. Suddenly, Jacob and his family, who only want to fit in, feel the spotlight shining instantly on them. For his mother, Emma, it's a strong reminder of the intolerance and misinterpretation that always jeopardize her family. For his brother, Theo, it's another indication of why nothing is normal because of Jacob. And over this small family the soul-searing question looms: Did Jacob practice murder? Emotionally compelling from beginning to end, House Rules looks at what it means to be different in our society, how autism involves a family, and how our legal system works well for people who communicate a certain manner and neglects those who don't.

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ISBN: 1742692648
500 Units in Stock
Published: 2010

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