Stitches: A Memoir Summary
David Small

Everything you need to understand or teach Stitches by David Small.

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Stitches: A Memoir Overview

This illustrated narrative is the story of the author’s youthful struggle with an illness that his parents tell him is simply a “growth”, but which he later finds out is cancer. As the narrative unfolds, the revelation of the illness becomes almost secondary to the explorations undertaken by the author within the context of that illness: into a fuller, deeper self-awareness and self-respect as he develops his imagination and finds his voice in the face of several different experiences of imposed, accepted silence.

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