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A Book of Light

A Book of Light

Jerry Pinto

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Non-fiction

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(Hardback PLC | ISBN 9789386050175| 216 pages | July 2016)

Summary

In 2012, Jerry Pinto published his debut novel, Em and the Big Hoom, which drew upon his experience of living with a mother who was bipolar. It touched thousands of readers, among them many who had similar experiences—of living with someone with a mental illness or infirmity. Some of these readers shared their stories with him, and agreed to share them with the world. A Book of Light collects these harrowing yet moving, even empowering, stories—about the terror and majesty of love; the bleakness and unexpected grace of life; the fragility and immense strength of the human mind.

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=‘AND YET THE LIFE WE LEAD, bringing up our child, a young man who hasn't spoken a clear full sentence to us in all the years since he was born, and then diagnosed with autism at nearly three - our precarious life together - is also supremely happy. I would not trade it for any other even if he is not and will never be like other children; in some ways, he will always be a child’.
—Readers Digest


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About the author

Jerry Pinto

Jerry Pinto is the author of the novels Murder in Mahim (2017) and Em and the Big Hoom (2012; winner of the Hindu Prize and the Crossword Book Award), and the non-fiction book Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb (2006; winner of the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema). His other […]

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