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Shadows Bright As Glass : The Extraordinary Transformation of One Man's Brain - and the Neuroscience that Makes Us Who We Are

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From Pulitzer-Prize-finalist Amy Ellis Nutt, comes the moving and inspiring story of Jon Sarkin. Sarkin's personality dramatically changed after he underwent experimental brain surgery and suffered a massive stroke.

Remarkably, he could still remember his old self. Yet, once an ordinary family man, he suddenly found himself compelled to make art, always feverishly creating and only existing in the present. He has since gone on to become an acclaimed artist. Sarkin's story is beautifully interspersed with fascinating nuggets of history about man's struggle to understand the brain and the fragile nature of identity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 157 x 234 x 22mm | 394g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 20pp of Int b+w photos
  • 0749956232
  • 9780749956233
  • 693,777

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Amy Ellis Nutt has written a fascinating book. . .[which] tells Jon Sarkin's astonishing story Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph
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It is a haunting and poetically rendered tale of a scrambled mind and the neurological roots of creativity. * New Scientist * Nutt's compelling narrative makes this a real page-turner. * Booklist, starred review * A mind-bending and inspiring book. * Kirkus Review starred review * Amy Ellis Nutt has written a fascinating book. . .[which] tells Jon Sarkin's astonishing story -- Robbie Collin * Daily Telegraph *
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About Amy Ellis Nutt

Amy Ellis Nutt writes for THE STAR-LEDGER. In 2009 she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her article on Jon Sarkin and in 2011 she won the Pulitzer Prize for an article she wrote about the mysterious sinking of a commercial fishing boat in the Atlantic Ocean. She studied neuroscience at Harvard and philosophy at M.I.T. In 2004 she won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Pinnacle of Excellence Award.
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