Crashing Through

May 18, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

Losing his eyesight at age 3 in a freak explosion didn’t stop Mike May from becoming a speed-skiing world-record holder, entrepreneur of a portable GPS system for the blind, and loving family man. When he learned of a risky new transplant procedure that might let him see, he hesitated; he was superb at using echolocation and spatial memory to get around. In propulsive prose, Robert Kurson follows May as he undergoes the operations, including the ”whoosh” of light when the bandages come off and he must adapt to the idiosyncrasies of his new sense. A gripping adventure story, Crashing Through explores the rewards of risk as well as the nature of vision. A-

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