A story never before told and a memoir to help change our understanding of the world around us, 13-year-old Naoki Higashida's astonishing, empathetic book takes us into the mind of a boy with severe autism. With an introduction by David Mitchell, author of the global phenomenon, Cloud Atlas ,... read more
“...often the gap between the theory and what's unraveling on your kitchen floor is too wide to bridge.”Introduction by David Mitchell
“I think that people with autism are born outside the regime of civilization. Sure, this is just my own made-up therory, but I think that, as a result of all the killings in the world and the selfish planet-wrecking that humanity has committed, a deep sense of crisis exists. Autism has somehow arisen out of this. Although people with autism look like other people physically, we are in fact very different in many ways. We are more like travelers from the distant, distant past.”Naoki
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