In the Shadow of Memory
ISBN10: 0803242972 ISBN13: 9780803242975 Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr Published: Mar 1 2003 Pages: 243 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In December 1988 Floyd Skloot was stricken by a virus that targeted his brain, leaving him totally disabled and utterly changed. In the Shadow of Memory is an intimate picture of what it is like to find oneself possessed of a ravaged memory and unstable balance and confronted by wholesale changes in both cognitive and emotional powers. Skloot also explores the gradual reassembling of himself, putting together his scattered memories, rediscovering the meaning of childhood and family history, and learning a new way to be at home in the world. Combining the author's skills as a poet and novelist, this book finds humor, meaning, and hope in the story of a fragmented life made whole by love and the courage to thrive.