The point of vanishing: a memoir of two years in solitude / Howard Axelrod.
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- ISBN: 9781515922957 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 1515922952 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 21 min.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2016.
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On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod played a pick-up game of basketball. In a skirmish for a loose ball, a boy's finger hooked behind Axelrod's eyeball and left him permanently blinded in his right eye. A week later, he returned to the same dorm room, but to a different world. A world where nothing looked solid, where the distance between how people saw him and how he saw had widened into a gulf. Desperate for a sense of orientation he could trust, he retreated to a jerry-rigged house in the Vermont woods, where he lived without a computer or television, and largely without human contact, for two years. He needed to find, away from society's pressures and rush, a sense of meaning that couldn't be changed in an instant.
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