Windows is an uplifting story of how humanity has pulled together during the Coronavirus pandemic. Written from Patrick's own experience of having to leave the family home due to his son's Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Windows shows how five kids from different parts of the world connect and draw strength from their communities from behind the safety of their own windows. Heartwarming, hopeful and surprisingly funny, Windows will resonate with families all over the world and become a valuable time capsule of what life was like in 2020.
Windows tells the story of children stuck at home, who when looking out the window, are entertained by the shapes of passing clouds, neighbours playing music, and grandparents dancing and goofing around.
In part, it’s the real life experience of the book’s author Patrick Guest, also a physio in close contact with the community, who has had to leave the family home twice to protect a son Noah, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive muscle weakness disorder. Patrick has returned home to talk and play with Noah through the window. You can read his moving story in this report from The Age. Find a list of fun activities from the book here