When Horse Became Saw
About the book
When Horse Became Saw is also an invaluable guide through the obstacles faced by anyone in this situation. It beautifully paints the emotional world of a father who finds himself in the strange country of autism – and something of a stranger in his own country, whose government refused to fund the therapy his son so desperately needed.
When Anthony Macris' son was diagnosed with autism, he and his partner Kathy had two choices - do what they were told, and could afford, or do what they thought best.
This is the tragic, joyful, instructive story of how Anthony and Kathy took control of the therapy themselves, turning their lives upside down to do so. It took a long time, but the radiance did return to Alex's face. By then he was a completely different person, and so were his parents.
About the author
Anthony Macris was born in Brisbane and is now a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney.
His novel Capital, Volume One, published in 1997, was shortlisted for the Best First Book, Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asian Section. His book reviews, articles and features have appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, Griffith Review and The Bulletin.