Shadows Bright As Glass: The Extraordinary Transformation of One Man's Brain - and the Neuroscience that Makes Us Who We Are (Paperback)Amy Ellis Nutt (author)
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From Pulitzer-Prize-finalist Amy Ellis Nutt, comes the moving and inspiring story of Jon Sarkin. Sarkin's personality dramatically changed after he underwent experimental brain surgery and suffered a massive stroke.
Remarkably, he could still remember his old self. Yet, once an ordinary family man, he suddenly found himself compelled to make art, always feverishly creating and only existing in the present. He has since gone on to become an acclaimed artist. Sarkin's story is beautifully interspersed with fascinating nuggets of history about man's struggle to understand the brain and the fragile nature of identity.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 394 g
Dimensions: 157 x 234 x 22 mm
A mind-bending and inspiring book. * Kirkus Review starred review *
Nutt's compelling narrative makes this a real page-turner. * Booklist, starred review *
It is a haunting and poetically rendered tale of a scrambled mind and the neurological roots of creativity. * New Scientist *
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