Winner of the 2019 NS Readers’ Prize (Publieksprijs)
Over 200,000 copies have been sold of Martine Bijl’s heart-rending and gripping account of recovery from a brain haemorrhage.
Written with humour and panache, she describes her time in a rehabilitation centre where she has to relearn everything, before being hospitalized for an ensuing depression. Her language skills remained unaffected throughout.
A book about therapists, well-being, language, learning to fall and occupational therapy, about fears and delusions, about what it feels like when someone else has crawled into your brain and threatens to take it over.