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Haunting, lyrical, unforgettable, Girl in the Dark is a brave new memoir of a life without light.
Anna Lyndsey wasyoung andambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. Then what started as a mildintoleranceto certain kinds of artificiallight developed into a severe sensitivity to all light. Now, at the worst times, Annais forced tospend months on end in a blacked-out room, where she losesherself in audiobooks and elaborate word games in an attempt to ward off despair. During periods of relative remission, she can venture out cautiouslyat dawn and dusk into a world that, from the perspective of her cloistered existence, is filled with remarkable beauty. Andthrough it all there isPete, her love and her rock, without whomherloneliness seems boundless. One day Anna had an ordinary life, and then the unthinkable happened. But even impossible lives, she learns, endure. Girl in the Dark is a tale of an unimaginable fate that becomes a transcendent love story. It brings us to an extraordinary place fromwhich we emerge to see the lightand the world anew.
About the Author
Anna Lyndsey is a pen name. Lyndsey worked for several years in London as a civil servant until she became ill. She now lives in Hampshire, England.