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Title:
Accidental brothers : the story of twins exchanged at birth and the power of nature and nurture
Author:
Segal, Nancy L., 1951- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
xvii, 325 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Summary:
Accidental Brothers tells the unique story of two sets of identical Colombian twin brothers who discovered at age 25 that they were mistakenly raised as fraternal twins--when they were not even biological brothers. Due to an oversight that presumably occurred in the hospital nursery, one twin in each pair was switched with a twin in the other pair. The result was two sets of unrelated "fraternal" twins--Jorge and Carlos, who were raised in the lively city of Bogotá; and William and Wilber, who were raised in the remote rural village of La Paz, 150 miles away. Their parents and siblings were aware of the enormous physical and behavioral differences between the members of each set, but never doubted that the two belonged in their biological families. Everyone's life unraveled when one of the twins--William--was mistaken by a young woman for his real identical twin, Jorge. Her "discovery" led to the truth--that the alleged twins were not twins at all, but rather unrelated individuals who ended up with the wrong families. Blending great science and human interest, Accidental Brothers by Nancy L. Segal and Yesika S. Montoya will inform and entertain anyone interested in how twin studies illuminate the origins of human behavior, as well as mother-infant identification and the chance events that can have profound consequences on our lives.

Columbia, 1988. Due to an oversight in a hospital nursery, one twin in each pair of idential twin brothers was switched with a twin in the other pair. Jorge and Carlos were raised in the city of Bogotá; William and Wilber were raised in the rural village of La Paz, 150 miles away. Their parents and siblings were aware of the physical and behavioral differences between the members of each set, but never doubted that the two belonged in their biological families-- until the truth was discovered in 2013. Segal and Montoya examine the power of nature and nurture, and its consequences on our lives. -- adapted from jacket
Language:
English
Contents:
A dubious double -- Familiar strangers -- Miles of memories -- The friends investigate -- Revelations -- Finding the Colombian four -- Discoveries -- Another world -- Different versions of the same song -- "Twin-bred" cultures -- Twins, pairs and pedigrees -- Band of brothers.
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ISBN:
9781250101907
Format :
Book

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