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  • Platts-Mills writes with truth and eloquence about his relationships with brain injury survivors, and gives us insight into what it is that makes us human, and how those relationships can help us heal

    Julia Samuel
  • Meticulous, thoughtful ... lyrical phrases are striking in their precision

  • At turns heartbreaking and uplifting, this is not just a brilliant book about the survivors of brain injury, but also a vivid and unforgettable portrait of modern Britain by an extraordinarily-gifted story-teller. Ben Platts-Mills tells the stories of child-refugee Liah, ex-gangster Danny and computer geek Matthew - in hourly peril of having their sense of self annulled - with great vividness and imagination

    Robert Newman, author of Neuropolis
  • An absorbing and moving account of what it is like to live with brain injury. Ben Platts-Mills writes vividly

    Penelope Lively
  • Remarkable. Heartbreaking and uplifting

    Foyles Newsletter
  • In Ben Platts-Mills's extraordinary book, the characters of people damaged by violence, stroke or accident of birth outshine the medical details. He tells [their stories] wonderfully

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