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Planet of the Blind

Planet of the Blind

Written by Stephen Kuusisto

Narrated by Brian Keeler


Planet of the Blind

Written by Stephen Kuusisto

Narrated by Brian Keeler

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4/5 (1 rating)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Nov 24, 2017
ISBN:
9781528800556
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Blindness in the 1950s was a social stigma. Stephen's mother wanted a normal life for him, so he fought desperately to uphold the illusion of sight. For a child frantic to fit in, each day was an exhausting pretence. He managed to ride a bike, when even reading involved pressing his nose to the page and painfully forcing his eyes to concentrate. Head up, he strode through a carefully memorized labyrinth of streets, hoping to fool passers-by that he could actually see.

Released:
Nov 24, 2017
ISBN:
9781528800556
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Stephen Kuusisto is the author of the memoirs Have Dog, Will Travel; Planet of the Blind (a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”); and Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and of the poetry collections Only Bread, Only Light and Letters to Borges. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a Fulbright Scholar, he has taught at the University of Iowa, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Ohio State University. He currently teaches at Syracuse University where he holds a professorship in the Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies. He is a frequent speaker in the US and abroad. His website is StephenKuusisto.com.

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