The Memory Artists

The Memory Artists

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'Most people want to learn how to remember more; for Noel Burun, the big task, the most burdensome, was to learn how to forget...' Noel Burun can memorise a deck of shuffled playing cards in under sixty seconds, a 100-digit number after hearing it only once, and recite the value of pi to a hundred places. He has hypermnesia and synaesthesia - his memory is unrelentingly exact and when people speak he sees their words as vibrant explosions of colour. His mother, on the other hand, is slowly sinking into the quicksand of Alzheimer's. A man who remembers too much, and a woman who remembers too little - both struggle to make sense of their worlds in a house bloated with memories.show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 21mm | 271g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753818698
  • 9780753818695

About Jeffrey Moore

Born in Montreal, Jeffrey Moore was educated at the University of Toronto and the Sorbonne. He works as a translator and also lectures at the University of Montreal and Concordia University.show more

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