With a steady narration, Andrew Leland shares how he copes with the onset of blindness, caused by progressive retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Dispassionately and eloquently, he describes himself as being at the border between the country of the blind and the land of the sighted. He sees this spot as a unique vantage point for curiosity and thought and is convincing in his point of view. His evenhanded treatment of his personal story allows smooth transitions to socioeconomic issues and history relating to blindness, as well as discussions of current assistive technology. As Leland moves through the world with fading vision, he offers expanding views of "the most generative experiences" of his life. S.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593681473 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593681480 $76.00
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