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andlt;iandgt;and#8220;You live in a city like New York. You read the papers. You look at the television. But you never think it will happen to you. It happened to me one evening.and#8221; andlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;One summer night in 1978, Hugues de Montalembert returned home to his New York City apartment to find two men robbing him. In a violent struggle, one of the assailants threw paint thinner in Huguesand#8217;s face. Within a few hours, he was completely blind.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Eloquent and provocative, andlt;iandgt;Invisibleandlt;/iandgt; moves beyond the horrific events of that night to what happened to Hugues andlt;iandgt;after andlt;/iandgt;he lost his sight: his rehabilitation, his solo travels around the world, and the remarkable way he learned to and#8220;seeand#8221; even without the use of his eyes.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Without a trace of self-pity, Hugues describes his transition from an up-and-coming painter to a blind man who had to learn to walk with a cane. His status changed in the eyes of other people as their reactions ranged from avoidance to making him their confidant. Hugues traveled to faraway places and learned to trust strangers and find himself at home in any situation.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Part philosophy, part autobiography, part inspiration, andlt;iandgt;Invisibleandlt;/iandgt; will change the way readers understand reality and their place in the world.

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Born in France, andlt;Bandgt;Hugues de Montalembertandlt;/Bandgt; is a painter and photographer who was blinded during a violent assault while living in New York in 1978. He is the author of one previous book in English,andnbsp;andlt;Iandgt;Eclipseandlt;/Iandgt; (1985).andnbsp; His story was also the basis of the acclaimed documentary film,andnbsp;andlt;Iandgt;Black Sunandlt;/Iandgt;andnbsp;(2007).andnbsp;He currently lives in Paris.andnbsp;

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ISBN:
9781416593676
Author:
De Montalembert, Hugues
Publisher:
Atria Books
Author:
Montalembert, Hugues De
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2/C thru/out
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7 x 4.81 in

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Biography » Artists, Architects, and Photographers
Biography » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Vision
Languages » Deaf Studies » Being Blind and Deaf

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