The Horse Boy

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-02
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected? The Horse Boy is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.

Author Biography

Rupert Isaacson was born in London to a South African mother and a Zimbabwean father.-áIsaacson's first book, The Healing Land (Grove Press), was a-á2004 New York Times Notable Book.-áHe has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, and North America for the British press and now lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Kristin, and their son, Rowan.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 3
The Seven-Year Childp. 7
Into the Infernop. 16
The Horse Boyp. 35
A Time for Dreamsp. 50
The Adventure Beginsp. 67
Lords of the Mountains, Lords of the Riversp. 82
Mongolian Brotherp. 97
West with the Rainp. 113
Fits and Startsp. 131
A Father's Mistakep. 150
Rowan I, Fear op. 160
The Van Boyp. 175
Repairing the Wind Horsep. 193
The Heaven Horse Lakep. 207
Guinea Pigs of Moronp. 221
Into Siberiap. 235
The White Ibexp. 251
Farther Up and Farther Inp. 262
The Ghoste at the Top of the Mountainp. 276
A Hawk in the Housep. 285
Interview with a Shamanp. 301
Miracle at the Riverp. 316
Four Minutes and Fifty-two Secondsp. 329
Epiloguep. 343
Acknowledgmentsp. 352
Reading Group Guidep. 358
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