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Maria Mutch

Biography

Maria Mutch

Maria Mutch was born in Nova Scotia and studied visual art at York University in Toronto. Her poems, essays and short fiction have appeared in various literary journals, and her story "Hot Hot Day" received a citation from the Canadian National Magazine Awards. She lives with her husband and two boys in Rhode Island. KNOW THE NIGHT is her first book.

Maria Mutch

Books by Maria Mutch

by Maria Mutch - Memoir, Nonfiction

Maria Mutch explores the miraculous power that care and communication have in the face of the deep, personal isolation that often comes with disability. A chronicle of the witching hours between midnight and 6am, this meditative book takes place during the two-year period in which Mutch’s son Gabriel, who is autistic and also has Down syndrome, rarely slept through the night. We see both Gabriel’s difficult childhood and Maria’s introduction to the world of multiple disability parenting.