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The Resource The finch in my brain, Martino Sclavi

The finch in my brain, Martino Sclavi

Label
The finch in my brain
Title
The finch in my brain
Statement of responsibility
Martino Sclavi
Title variation
Finch in my brain
Title variation remainder
how I forgot how to read but found how to live
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When film producer Martino Sclavi began experiencing intense headaches, he attributed them to his frenetic lifestyle. As it turned out, he had grade 4 brain cancer and was given 18 months to live. After undergoing brain surgery--while awake--Martino found he had lost the ability to recognise words. His response was to close his eyes and begin to move his fingers across the keyboard to write this, an account of life before diagnosis and since. Defying all predictions Martino is still very much alive, words read out to him by the monotone of a computerised voice he calls Alex. But he must now live in a new way. This book--that he has written but cannot read--charts the effects of his experience: on his relationship with his young son, his marriage, his work and with himself. In the wake of his illness, everything must be reconfigured and Martino is made to question the habits, dreams and beliefs of his old life and confront the present. What he finds is strange and beautiful. Searching for the words between life and death, Sclavi shows that with determination and a subtle, persistent sense of humour, it is possible to change the story of our lives"--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Sclavi, Martino
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Brand, Russell, 1975-
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  • Sclavi, Martino
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Target audience
adult
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Label
The finch in my brain, Martino Sclavi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9781473649712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
ocn987038160
Label
The finch in my brain, Martino Sclavi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9781473649712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
ocn987038160

Library Locations

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      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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