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The Resource Indivisible by two : lives of extraordinary twins, Nancy L. Segal

Indivisible by two : lives of extraordinary twins, Nancy L. Segal

Label
Indivisible by two : lives of extraordinary twins
Title
Indivisible by two
Title remainder
lives of extraordinary twins
Statement of responsibility
Nancy L. Segal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A leading expert on twins delves into the stories behind her research to reveal the joys and real-life traumas of twelve sets of twins, triplets, and quadruplets." "Indivisible by Two introduces us to an assortment of characters, from the "Fireman Twins" - brothers who, though reared separately, are similar in personality and behavioral traits - to the twin sisters who overcame one twin's infertility by having the other serve as her surrogate mother. We meet one of the few identical brother-sister pairs in the world after one of two sisters was surgically transformed into a man, and identical triplet brothers, only one of whom is gay while the others are straight. We see uniquely blended families - identical twin brothers marrying identical twin sisters, and Chinese twins adopted by different Canadian families yet raised as sisters." "Being a twin can also render the experience of historical tragedy uniquely painful. We meet Stepha and Annetta, survivors of Joseph Mengele's heinous experiments in Auschwitz, and untangle the troubled lifelong tie between Jack and Oskar, born in the 1930s to a Jewish father and a German Gentile mother, one raised as a Jew in Trinidad and the other as a Catholic and a member of the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany." "Nancy Segal unravels these stories and others with an eye for the challenges that life as a twin (or triplet or quadruplet) can pose to parents, friends, and spouses, as well as the twins themselves. These stories remind us how incompletely any theory explains real life - twin or not."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
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Segal, Nancy L.
Dewey number
155.44/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ777.35
LC item number
.S44 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twins
  • Twins
  • Multiple birth
  • Twins
  • Twins
Label
Indivisible by two : lives of extraordinary twins, Nancy L. Segal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. Separated at birth -- 1. Beer cans and key rings -- 2. Switched at birth -- 3. Oskar and jack -- pt. II. Variations on common themes -- 4. Selectively mute -- 5. Straight, gay, and straight -- 6. Agnes and Andru --pt. III. Extraordinary circumstances -- 7. Two bodies and one soul -- 8. Twin towers -- 9. A good-news story -- pt. IV. Everyday wonders -- 10. Selfless love -- 11. Marital math -- 12. Quad boys are fine ... -- Afterword
Control code
58919973
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780674019331
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005045979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Indivisible by two : lives of extraordinary twins, Nancy L. Segal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-278)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. Separated at birth -- 1. Beer cans and key rings -- 2. Switched at birth -- 3. Oskar and jack -- pt. II. Variations on common themes -- 4. Selectively mute -- 5. Straight, gay, and straight -- 6. Agnes and Andru --pt. III. Extraordinary circumstances -- 7. Two bodies and one soul -- 8. Twin towers -- 9. A good-news story -- pt. IV. Everyday wonders -- 10. Selfless love -- 11. Marital math -- 12. Quad boys are fine ... -- Afterword
Control code
58919973
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780674019331
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005045979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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