Richard’s entire body is a costume discarded, the party over….His limbs are petulant children, unreachable through begging, bribery, ultimatums, or sweet talk.
He tries to imagine the war beneath his skin; the invaded countries of his neurons and muscles overwhelmed, decimated; the neutral territories of bone, ligament, and tendon rendered useless by the horrific destruction surrounding them. His entire body is detaching, unzipping from his soul.
Another Lisa Genova book, setting a fatal degenerative neurological condition into the lives of relatable people, drawing out themes of courage, grace, and in this particular story, forgiveness. Well done.