The Gold of the Sunbeams: And Other Stories

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2011 - Fiction - 247 pages
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Diagnosed as severely autistic at the age of three, Tito, nearly nonverbal, was brought up by his loving moth-er Soma, who taught him to read English and challenged him to write his own stories. The initial result was The Mind Tree, published in 2003, which Tito wrote between the ages of eight and eleven. The Gold of the Sunbeams is an equally impressive, beautiful collection of stories, each prefaced by a charming note from Tito explaining how the story came into being. Above all, this is the work of a true poet.

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The autistic author of The Mind Tree returns with a second collection of rare lyric beauty. "The broken mirror is the object in the room with which the lonely room can interact," observes the author, himself a mirror reflecting the world at odd and intriguing angles. Read full review


Just a Smile
The Gold of the Sunbeams
Grey Apple Green and White
Little Grains of Dust
The Broken Mirror
The Corner Shop
Man at the Bus Stop
The Field
The Climb

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About the author (2011)

Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay was diagnosed in early childhood with severe or low functioning non-verbal autism. He communicates primarily through writing and has learned to develop his reading, writing, and thinking abilities. The national organization Autism Speaks sponsored Tito and his mother, Soma, to come to the United States so he could participate in scientific trials. Tito is now an accomplished writer. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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