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Andrew Solomon discusses ‘Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity’

Posted by on November 21, 2012

When Andrew Solomon began researching deaf culture for an article in the ’90s, he had a shock of recognition: How some deaf people formed their identities reminded him of what he went through as a gay man. Most deaf people are born to hearing parents and most gay people born to straight ones — since they’re traits that aren’t directly inherited — and neither typically finds their community until adolescence or older.



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