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  • In this collection of nonfiction essays, Brisker recounts her path of recovery after suffering traumatic brain injury. The memoir opens with her first waking moments in the hospital one week after she was thrown from her horse and fractured her skull, and her beginning attempts at piecing together her fragmented self. Each essay follows the author on her journey toward wholeness and the steps she took, with the help of her doctors and therapists, as well as the love of her husband, toward her physical and psychological recovery, and the spiritual awakening she experienced along the way. What is it that constitutes the self is a thread running through the essays, and how that self is both altered and stays intact is examined. The unifying theme is the retrieval of the self after its loss in trauma, and the horse is the vehicle that puts the author on the path at the beginning, and returns her to her self at the end.
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