When a tragedy occurs, we naturally feel the need to fix blame. "If only he hadn't driven in the rain." "I should have made him take his medicine." "The doctor should have, could have, didn't..." Mainardi does have a true villain to point at in this memoir, but he allows us to enter his mind and see how many other places and things he holds accountable. He also shows us the goodness and beauty he finds in his son and therefor in cerebral palsy.
This memoir is written in 424 short passages, the number of steps taken by Tito as he walks, and falls, alongside his father through the streets of Venice, the city where he was born. It is both foreign and totally relatable. It is terribly sad and amazingly heartwarming.
It shows the heart wrenching grief and the unmatchable love that only a parent can feel.
Order this book today. The words and pictures will captivate you, I promise.
Publisher - Other Press
Date of Publication - October 7, 2014