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  • Published: 3 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141973203
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars

A Neuropsychologist's Odyssey




An audacious and beautiful account of grief and who we are. Memoir, neuroscience and myth interweave to create a book unlike any other

A man's wife dies. What next? The next day is next, and the next, and so on. He smothers his sorrow and gets on with the days. He's a Stoic. Tranquillity is the goal, but his brain won't rest. As a neuropsychologist he has spent a career trying to fathom the human brain but now, he comes to realize, his brain is struggling to make sense of him - probing, doubting, reconstructing.

Combining neurological case stories and memoir, and with excursions into speculative fiction and mythology, this is an audaciously original, deeply personal meditation on grief, time and selfhood.

  • Published: 3 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141973203
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

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