A Scientific Tragedy
By Russ Rymer
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060924652, 256pp.)
Publication Date: January 12, 1994
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The compelling story of a young woman's emergence into the world after spending her first 13 years strapped to a chair, and her rescue and exploitation by scientists hoping to gain new insight into language acquisition.
Russ Rymer is a journalist who has written for The New Yorker, Harper's, and the New York Times. His first book, Genie, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Los Angles.