Planet of the Blind, Paperback

Planet of the Blind Paperback



Stephen Kuusisto, an American, has been almost completely blind since a post-natal operation severely damaged his retinas.

In this autobiography he tells of the years of lonely childhood spent behind bottle-lens glasses, the struggle through high school and college, and first love and sex.

Derided by classmates, his parents pretending that nothing was wrong, he stumbled through life enraged and mortified.

Only when a five-year-old labrador entered his life did he begin to trust, and learn to "walk upright".


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780571196968



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