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Tell me the planets : stories of brain injury and what it means to survive / Ben Platts-Mills.

Author/Creator:
Platts-Mills, Ben, author.
Other Title:
Stories of brain injury and what it means to survive
Publication:
UK : Fig Tree, 2018. , ©2018.
Format/Description:
Book
243 pages : illustrations, ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Brain damage -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Brain damage -- Patients -- Services for.
Brain damage -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Brain damage -- Patients -- Services for.
Medical subjects:
Platts-Mills, Ben.
Brain Injuries -- rehabilitation.
Patients -- psychology.
Brain Injuries -- psychology.
Form/Genre:
Personal Narrative.
Summary:
In Tell Me the Planets, Ben Platts-Mills tells stories about his work with survivors of brain injury, offering a rare glimpse into the world as seen through their eyes: charismatic Danny, whose criminal past has left him paralysed down one side, but who now helps others worse off than himself; Sid, whose memory for the present lasts only moments; and Liah, who is caught in a battle with the care system threatening to make her homeless. But above all this is the story of the extraordinary friendship between Ben and Matthew, following their attempts to discover what has happened to Matthew's brain and how he might begin to rebuild his life. It is a journey that takes them to the frontiers of science and to the limits of human resilience: when they discover that the cyst is growing again, Matthew is left with an impossible decision to make.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9780241257210
0241257212
9780241976821 (ePub ebook)
OCLC:
1010969902
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