The Point of Vanishing: A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude

Howard Axelrod


Named the most effective books of the yr by means of Slate, Chicago Tribune, Entropy Magazine, and named one of many best 10 memoirs by means of Library Journal

Into the Wild meets Portrait of the Artist as a tender Man—a lyrical memoir of a existence replaced straight away and of the perilous fantastic thing about trying to find identification in solitude
 
On a transparent may well afternoon on the finish of his junior 12 months at Harvard, Howard Axelrod performed a pick-up online game of basketball. In a skirmish for a free ball, a boy’s finger hooked at the back of Axelrod’s eyeball and left him completely blinded in his correct eye. every week later, he again to a similar dorm room, yet to another global. a global the place not anything appeared strong, the place the space among how humans observed him and the way he observed had widened right into a gulf. determined for a feeling of orientation he may well belief, he retreated to a jerry-rigged condo within the Vermont woods, the place he lived with out a laptop or tv, and principally with no human touch, for 2 years. He had to locate, clear of society’s pressures and rush, a feeling of which means that couldn’t be replaced immediately.

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