Planet of the blind by Stephen KUUSISTO

Planet of the blind Author: Stephen KUUSISTO
eBook Title: Planet of the blind
ISBN10: 0571193617
ISBN13: 978-0571193615
Language: English
Publisher: Faber & Faber; 1st ed edition (1998)
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size ePub vers.: 1606 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1460 kb
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Stephen Kuusisto, an American, has been almost completely blind since a post-natal operation severely damaged his retinas. In this autobiography he tells of the years of lonely childhood spent behind bottle-lens glasses, the struggle through high school and college, and first love and sex. Derided by classmates, his parents pretending that nothing was wrong, he stumbled through life enraged and mortified. Only when a five-year-old labrador entered his life did he begin to trust, and learn to "walk upright".