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‘Girl in the Window’ From award-winning author Penny Joelson

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sly Saint, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Fictional book

    Girl in the Window

    Kasia in ‘Girl in the Window’ has M.E. and is housebound. She has not been downstairs for the last ten weeks.

    “Nothing ever happens on Kasia’s street. And Kasia would know, because her illness makes her spend days stuck at home, watching the world from her bedroom window. So, when she sees what looks like a kidnapping, she’s not sure whether she can believe her own eyes…”

    When I decided the main character in my new Young Adult novel was going to have M.E., I didn’t realise quite what a challenge I had on my hands.

    After all, I’d had M.E. myself. But there are very few (if any!) representations of M.E. in Young Adult fiction. I felt a burden of responsibility.

    M.E. is so variable – in symptoms, degree of symptoms, impact and length of condition.

    How could I reflect all this experience with one character in a book? Also, I wanted my character’s health to improve but what treatment, if any, should she have?

    With all the controversies, it wasn’t going to be easy."

    full article here:

    sounds a bit like Hitchcocks 'Rear Window'

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