Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
ISBN: 038554376X
EAN13: 9780385543767
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 7, 2020
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1.13" H x 9.25" L x 6.13" W
Weight: 1.58 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War I, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after another, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family?

What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins Read More chevron_right

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