Saul weighed only 1 lb., 4 oz. when he was born, and fitted into the palm of the midwife's hand. But he arrived kicking and screaming -- and clearly wanted to live.
Saul is the powerful and thought-provoking story of the author's own son, who was born after 23 weeks in the womb. (There are a handful of 23 weekers who have survived intact. There are no surviving 22 weekers.) Told from the tiny baby's point of view, the resulting fictional memoir is an unforgettable voice from another world. With surprising insight and humor -- and a distinct and intriguing personality -- the narrator shows himself to be both a vulnerable baby and a wise, sometimes mischievous, little boy with a purpose. His story is one of hope and courage, of supreme trust and tragic betrayal, and above all, of the triumph of the human spirit.
"Saul spent four months in the neonatal intensive care unit, and each day was packed with human wit and superhuman endeavor. Everyone who knew him wants his story to be told." -- Rosemary Kay