Belo Cipriani’s account of the violence that led to his blindness, and of the strength and friendship that ultimately led to his recovery, is an inspiration to anyone facing unexpected adversity.
While a lesser talent could have resorted to overwrought prose, Cipriani writes in a crisp, straightforward style that engages the reader and draws us into his world. The episodic structure and anecdotal tone present snapshots in time that are sometimes painful, sometimes bittersweet, and sometimes, unexpectedly, laugh-out-loud funny. In the process of describing his journey of recovery, Cipriani presents the everyday experiences of life, like bus rides and nights out, from a perspective that most of us have simply never had to consider. That alone makes this book a “must read”.
Ultimately, Cipriani’s story is about the victory of hope and optimism over hatred and despair, and about the power of the human spirit.
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