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Accidental brothers : the story of twins exchanged at birth and the power of nature and nurture

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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.  |   First edition. |   xvii, 325 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm  |   9781250101907 (hardcover)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Dubious doubles -- Familiar strangers -- Miles of memories -- The friends' investigation -- Revelations -- Finding the Colombian four -- Discoveries -- Another world -- Different versions of the same song -- "Twinbred" cultures -- Twins, pairs and pedigrees -- Circle game to band of brothers.

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. 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.

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Fonthill 306.875 Seg 36443001961200 Adult non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

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Related Subjects

Twins > Psychology > Research.
Nature and nurture > Research.

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