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The Point of Vanishing : A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude
by Howard Axelrod


Overview - Named one of the best books of the year by Slate, Chicago Tribune, Entropy Magazine , and named one of the top 10 memoirs by Library Journal

Into the Wild meets Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man --a lyrical memoir of a life changed in an instant and of the perilous beauty of searching for identity in solitude

On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod played a pick-up game of basketball.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Named one of the best books of the year by Slate, Chicago Tribune, Entropy Magazine, and named one of the top 10 memoirs by Library Journal

Into the Wild meets Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man--a lyrical memoir of a life changed in an instant and of the perilous beauty of searching for identity in solitude

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780807075463
  • ISBN-10: 0807075469
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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