The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets

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The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets

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October 2019

ISBN: 9781524713829

When the Dionne Quintuplets were born on May 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour. Overnight, Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie Dionne mesmerized the globe, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family—and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years. The Dionne Quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with fresh depth and subtlety, bringing to
new light their resilience and the indelible bond of their unique sisterhood.

 
  • ISBN: 9781524713829
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Library edition with trade jacket added
    Publisher: Random House
    Page Count: 320
    Trim Size: 9 " x 6"
    Genre: Nonfic
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