le 15 mars 2003
In this book, aptly subtitled "a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures," Anne Fadiman offers a sympathetic, patient and imaginative account of the efforts of a Hmong family and of a team of American health professionals to care for a child with epilepsy. It offers the satisfaction of a fine novel in its rich character portrayal and narrative development. The description and analysis of the thoughts and actions of the participants reflect the vision of a person of considerable insight and sensitivity who has taken years to approach her subjects and to understand them as a friend. The book is an extraordinary achievement and a pleasure to read.