Can’t read? Why not write.

28 Jun

I was going to name this post ‘Stroke of Genius’ before my conscience got the better of me.

After suffering a stroke in 2000, Canadian novelist Howard Engel lost the ability to read. This condition is known as Alexia or Acquired Dyslexia. Strangely, he found he had retained the ability to write and has penned two complete novels since – Memory Book (2005) and East of Suez (2008).

Lev Yilmaz (creator of the truly stellar Tales of Mere Existence) brings Engel’s incredible story to life with his usual bleak charm.


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