Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer

On Order

$29.99
New Compact Disc
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

The Speed of Dark

by

The Speed of Dark Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In the near future, disease will be a condition of the past. Most genetic defects will be removed at birth; the remaining during infancy. Unfortunately, there will be a generation left behind. For members of that missed generation, small advances will be made. Through various programs, they will be taught to get along in the world despite their differences. They will be made active and contributing members of society. But they will never be normal.

Lou Arrendale is a member of that lost generation, born at the wrong time to reap the awards of medical science. Part of a small group of high-functioning autistic adults, he has a steady job with a pharmaceutical company, a car, friends, and a passion for fencing. Aside from his annual visits to his counselor, he lives a low-key, independent life. He has learned to shake hands and make eye contact. He has taught himself to use please and thank you and other conventions of conversation because he knows it makes others comfortable. He does his best to be as normal as possible and not to draw attention to himself.But then his quiet life comes under attack.

It starts with an experimental treatment that will reverse the effects of autism in adults. With this treatment Lou would think and act and be just like everyone else. But if he was suddenly free of autism, would he still be himself? Would he still love the same classical music - with its complications and resolutions? Would he still see the same colors and patterns in the world - shades and hues that others cannot see? Most importantly, would he still love Marjory, a woman who may never be able to reciprocate his feelings? Would it be easier for her to return the love of a normal?

There are intense pressures coming from the world around him - including an angry supervisor who wants to cut costs by sacrificing the supports necessary to employ autistic workers. Perhaps even more disturbing are the barrage of questions within himself. For Lou...

Synopsis:

Thoughtful, poignant, and unforgettable, The Speed of Dark is a gripping exploration into the world of Lou Arrendale, an autistic man who is offered a chance to try an experimental ?cure? for his condition. Now Lou must decide if he should submit to a surgery that may change the way he views the world ? and the very essence of who he is.?COMPELLING . . . an important literary achievement and a completely and utterly absorbing reading experience.? ? Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel?A POWERFUL PORTRAIT . . . an engaging journey into the dark edges that define the self.? ? The Seattle Times

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441875068
Author:
Moon, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Brilliance Corporation
Read by:
Snyder, Jay
Read:
Snyder, Jay
Performed by:
Snyder, Jay
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.50x5.40x1.10 in. .65 lbs.
Media Run Time:
887

Other books you might like

  1. Deed of Paksenarrion #02: Divided... Used Mass Market $4.50

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Speed of Dark New Compact Disc
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.99 Backorder
Product details pages Brilliance Corporation - English 9781441875068 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thoughtful, poignant, and unforgettable, The Speed of Dark is a gripping exploration into the world of Lou Arrendale, an autistic man who is offered a chance to try an experimental ?cure? for his condition. Now Lou must decide if he should submit to a surgery that may change the way he views the world ? and the very essence of who he is.?COMPELLING . . . an important literary achievement and a completely and utterly absorbing reading experience.? ? Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel?A POWERFUL PORTRAIT . . . an engaging journey into the dark edges that define the self.? ? The Seattle Times
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.