On his eighteenth birthday Ryan Knighton was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a congenital, progressive disease marked by night-blindness, tunnel vision and, eventually, total blindness. Blending mordant wit with intense personal reflection, Cockeyed is the story of Ryan's loss of sight. We follow his journey from absolute denial - which lost Ryan his trousers, his girlfriend and, perhaps unsurprisingly, his driving licence - to acceptance of life without vision and reliance on a cane.
Ryan Knighton's irreverent memoir makes us discover our surroundings afresh, and reminds us that even the most ordinary things have extraordinary and precious qualities.
Published: in UK in 2007
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN 13: 9781843545644
ISBN 10: 1843545640
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