All Eyes

All Eyes


A Mother’s Struggle to Save Her Schizophrenic Son

Phoebe Hoss

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The story of Phoebe Hoss's endeavor to find help for her son, who began to have behavioral difficulties at age 10. The memoir deals with ins and outs of mental health care in the 1970s and 80s in and around New York City, but is still relevant as a map to the landscape of parenting a mentally-ill child. Winner of the 2009 Doris Bakwin Award for Writing by A Woman.

Phoebe Hoss is the author of two books for children, Noses are for Roses and Better Never Than Late. She was the co-translator of The View From Afar by Claude Lévi-Strauss, and the editor of two noncommercial books of poetry: River Voices, by the poets of Stuyvesant Cove Park, and Offerings II, poems by the members of the Unitarian Church of All Souls,New York City.