By Ryan Knighton

ISBN-10: 1586483293

ISBN-13: 9781586483296

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ISBN-13: 9781586484408

On his 18th birthday, Ryan Knighton was once clinically determined with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a congenital, revolutionary illness marked by way of night-blindness, tunnel imaginative and prescient and, ultimately, overall blindness. during this penetrating, nervy memoir, which ricochets among meditation and black comedy, Knighton tells the tale of his fifteen-year descent into blindness whereas by the way revealing the realm of the sighted in all its extra special peculiarity. Knighton learns to force whereas unseeing; has his first major relationship—with a deaf girl; navigates the punk rock scene and men's washrooms; learns to take advantage of a cane; and attempts to move for seeing whereas educating English to young children in Korea. Stumbling actually and emotionally into darkness, into love, into couch-shopping at Ikea, into maturity, and into truce if now not recognition of his id as a blind guy, his writerly self makes use of his incapacity to supply a window onto the human . His adventure of blindness deals unforeseen insights into sight and the opposite senses, tradition, identification, language, our fears and fantasies. Cockeyed isn't really a traditional confessional. Knighton is strong and irreverent in phrases and proposal and impatient with the preciousness we now have come to anticipate from books on incapacity. Readers will locate it not easy to place down this wild trip round their daily international with a depraved, clever, blind advisor on the wheel.

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