Acknowledgments. Part 1. Sirens. You?ll Have to Wait. Grasping. Part 2. What?s in a Face. The World Is Too Much. Reciprocity. The Brain Doesn?t Wait. The Game. The Body Is a Map. Part 3. The Questions That Haunted Us. New Clues. A Walk Around the Driveway. The Epidemic. Part 4. Through a Door in the Wall. A Challenge, a Game, a Vocation, a Sentence. Begin with Desire. Tyranny of Attention. Partly Heard Song. Words. The Specter of Loss. Ways to Make a Salad. The Ladder. To Paradise Pond. Exotic Poisons, Unusual Connections. Through Another Door in the Wall. Part 5. Imagining the World. A Close Call. Companions. A Searchlight. The Senses Revisited. Part 6. I Have a Prob?em. Epiphany. What Wrecks This World. A Car Turning Off the Road. Eyes of a Stranger. The Fate of Babies and Pirates. Epilogue. About the Author.
Patricia Stacey is a former journalist for Atlantic Monthly. She is now a freelance writer and college teacher. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son.
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