Into the Silent Land marks the debut of an astonishing new voice. Paul Broks draws on his twenty-five years as a neuropsychologist to present an unforgettable narrative about memory and personal identity. Macabre yet humane, unsettling but always affecting, Broks writes about the experiences of his patients, and his experiences as their doctor, with sensitivity and candour. Their stories are those of ordinary people whose extraordinary illnesses have much to say to everyone about who and what we are. They are also about chance, compassion, human fallibility and eccentricity.
Alice Ferney lives in Paris. This is her fourth novel.