Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark:

Reconstructing Life After Brain Injury

by Ruth Knechel Johansen, University of California Press

When the author’s bright young son suffers traumatic brain injury, he must reconstruct a life whose expectations are forever changed. His family, while navigating through the medical world, also must re-imagine their own hopes and beliefs aobut their son.

Johansen is associate director of the Notre Dame Arts and Letters Core Course.

Summer 2002