Oliver Sacks turns his attention away from the human mind to investigate a fascinating and exotic Mexican province.
Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten previous books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film) and Musicophilia. He lives in New York City, where he is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire.
Like all the best journals, it has a rich immediacy . . . the book
is a rare treat. * Globe and Mail *
Sacks's boundless curiosity is always a reward. * New York Times *