This is the story of Ali, an unusual child, endowed with a special talent. His life was cut short by an accident just when his talent was beginning to take shape. Written by his parents, this book chronicles the joys and the turmoil of raising Ali in a society that is largely insensitive to the needs of special children, who for one reason or another, do not conform to straightjacket societal norms.
Ali began to show a talent for painting at an early age. During the last few months of his life he painted at a feverish pitch, experimenting with all kinds of mediums and art styles. Most of the paintings reproduced in this book were completed during this period.