Book
TypeBook
AuthorOliver Sacks
PublisherVintage; First edition (January 12, 1998)

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands–their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. 

Drawn by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally color-blind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow.

Out of an unexpected journey, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us in the romance of island life, and shares his own compelling vision of the complexities of being human.

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