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Stefan Merill Block reviews Matthew Thomas’s fictional account of dementia:

"While this marvellous novel resists a glibly humanizing attempt to imagine what lies ‘beyond words,’ the need to imagine remains. For all its insight, Thomas’s novel ends with the old question unanswered. If ‘we are not ourselves’ in the depths of Alzheimer’s, who are we?" 

Illustration by Wesley Allsbrook

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