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Planet of the blind

Author: Stephen Kuusisto; Brian Keeler
Publisher: Rothley, Leicester : Clipper Audio ; Prince Frederick, Md. : Distributed by Recorded Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 memorised labyrinth of streets,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Stephen Kuusisto; Stephen Kuusisto
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Kuusisto; Brian Keeler
ISBN: 1841970468 9781841970462
OCLC Number: 44538063
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Narrated by Brian Keeler.
Description: 5 sound discs (5.75 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Stephen Kuusisto.

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"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 memorised labyrinth of streets, hoping to fool passers-by that he could actually see." -- Container.

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