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After Alexander : the legacy of a son / Jan Pryor.

By: Pryor, Jan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [New Zealand] : Heddon Publishing, 2018Description: 246 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781999702748; 1999702743.Subject(s): Pryor, Jan -- Family | Mothers -- New Zealand -- Biography | New Zealanders -- England -- Biography | Sudden infant death syndrome -- Psychological aspects | Children -- Death -- Psychological aspects | Bereavement -- Psychological aspects | Parent and child -- England -- BiographyGenre/Form: Autobiographies.Summary: In 1981, during a family year away from New Zealand, four-month-old Alexander died in a London hospital. "After Alexander" blends the personal experience of losing a child with professional understanding of family dynamics and children's development. The clumsiness of consolation, the challenges of organising a funeral away from home, being far from friends and family and continuing family life with two young children are all described directly and without self pity.-- Provided by publisher.
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Jan Pryor blends her personal experience of losing a child with her professional understanding of family dynamics and children's development. The clumsiness of consolation; the challenges of organising a funeral and what to do with Alexander's ashes; the isolation, being far from friends and family; continuing family life with two other young children to care for; all are described directly but without self-pity. The experience of growing up in 1960s New Zealand - and the stand-off between traditional expectations of the role of a woman versus the pull towards a professional life - is interwoven throughout the memoir. After Alexander is a story of triumph over loss, and of optimism. It offers consolation and hope to parents who have lost a child, to those who fear losing a child, and to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one.

In 1981, during a family year away from New Zealand, four-month-old Alexander died in a London hospital. "After Alexander" blends the personal experience of losing a child with professional understanding of family dynamics and children's development. The clumsiness of consolation, the challenges of organising a funeral away from home, being far from friends and family and continuing family life with two young children are all described directly and without self pity.-- Provided by publisher.