Scar Tissue by Michael Ignatieff

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A philosophy professor watches helplessly as his mother gradually deteriorates due to an unknown illness. In an attempt to learn more, he reaches out to his estranged brother, a neurologist. Not trusting the scientific reasons behind his mother’s decline the narrator begins to lose his own bearings on reality.

For more novels that explore the impact of neurological illnesses, check these out:

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

Cost by Roxana Robinson

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