Tell Me the Planets: Stories of Brain Injury and What It Means to Survive (Paperback)
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Tell Me the Planets: Stories of Brain Injury and What It Means to Survive (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 07/02/2019
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What if you remembered things that never happened?
Or you forgot everything every few seconds?
Or one side of your body stopped working?

In Tell Me the Planets Ben Platts-Mills explores the fractured lives of survivors of brain injury, providing an extraordinary glimpse into their daily struggles to lead normal lives. With empathy and insight, he describes their efforts to understand what has happened to them, avoid homelessness, help others worse off than themselves and make risky, almost impossible medical decisions about their futures.

Essential and inspiring, Tell Me the Planets will take you on a journey to the frontiers of science and the limits of human resilience.

'An absorbing and moving account of what it is like to live with brain injury' Penelope Lively

'Extraordinary' Nature

'Heart-breaking and uplifting . . . a vivid and unforgettable portrait of modern Britain by an extraordinarily-gifted story-teller' Robert Newman, author of Neuropolis

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241976838
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Platts-Mills writes with truth and eloquence about his relationships with brain injury survivors, and gives us insight into what it is that makes us human, and how those relationships can help us heal * Julia Samuel *
At turns heartbreaking and uplifting, this is not just a brilliant book about the survivors of brain injury, but also a vivid and unforgettable portrait of modern Britain by an extraordinarily-gifted story-teller. Ben Platts-Mills tells the stories of child-refugee Liah, ex-gangster Danny and computer geek Matthew - in hourly peril of having their sense of self annulled - with great vividness and imagination * Robert Newman, author of Neuropolis *
An absorbing and moving account of what it is like to live with brain injury. Ben Platts-Mills writes vividly * Penelope Lively *
Remarkable. Heartbreaking and uplifting * Foyles Newsletter *
In Ben Platts-Mills's extraordinary book, the characters of people damaged by violence, stroke or accident of birth outshine the medical details. He tells [their stories] wonderfully * nature.com *

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