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The point of vanishing: a memoir of two years in solitude [electronic resource] / Howard Axelrod.

Axelrod, Howard, 1973- author, narrator. (Author). Axelrod, Howard. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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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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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by the author.
Summary, etc.: 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.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Axelrod, Howard, 1973-
Young men > United States > Biography.
People with visual disabilities > United States > Biography.
Eye > Wounds and injuries > Patients > United States > Biography.
Vision, Monocular > Psychological aspects.
Axelrod, Howard, 1973- > Homes and haunts > Vermont.
Solitude > Psychological aspects.
Visual perception.
Self-perception.
Vermont > Biography.

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