Shay Stone lies in a hospital bed, catatonic -- dead to the world. Her family thinks it's a ploy for attention. Doctors believe it's the result of an undisclosed trauma. At the mercy of memories and visitations, Shay unearths secrets that may have led to her collapse. Will she remain paralyzed in denial? Or can she accept the unfathomable and break free?
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Adoption; Family violence; Interracial; Neurological disorder; adopted teenager; adoptive parents; international adoption; emotional abuse; interracial/transracial adoption; interracial family; catatonia
Asian (Korean) / White
adoptive mother and father
trauma; dysfunctional family; secrets; approval; hospital; memories; resilience
Lee, Jessica Sun, "Keurium" (2018). Diverse Families. 1957.