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By Robert Hine

while Robert Hine's daughter, Elene, first confirmed indicators of sadness as a bit woman, not anyone dreamed she might develop as much as have a significant character sickness. As an early "baby boomer," Elene reached formative years and younger womanhood in the course of the counterculture years. Her father, a revered professor of yank historical past on the college of California, stocks the tale of his family's fight to maintain Elene on the right track and useful, to determine her via her problems with delusions, drugs, and at last to aid her bring up her personal children.

Candid in its portrayal of the soreness Elene and her mom and dad continued and the stumbling efforts of medical professionals and hospitals, Hine's tale is usually beneficiant and encouraging. regardless of incredible problems, Elene and her father preserved their courting and survived.

"My daughter has given me permission to move forward with the hassle, [but] i do know she might react really another way to a few of the occasions. the place I felt unhappiness and dejection, she probably felt free up and exultation. the place I felt helplessness, she potentially felt in chuffed keep an eye on. the place I observed confusion and fable, she could have obvious objective and balance. this isn't the tale she might inform. it truly is completely mine, exclusively the point of view of 1 guy, exclusively a father's emotions approximately his daughter." - from Robert Hine's Preface to damaged Glass


Robert V. Hine is a special historian retired from UC Riverside and now affiliated with collage of California, Irvine. he's the writer of 2 memoirs, damaged Glass (UNM Press) and moment Sight, in addition to various background publications.

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