The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap

The Rules of Seeing

Joe Heap

The author employs an unusual plot device to reveal how so much more than ‘eyesight’ is involved in interpreting the world. His theme is taken a step further with a simultaneous storyline showing that ‘turning a blind eye’ can be as equally disabling as blindness. With an unforgettable protagonist - this is a novel which will make you view the world differently.









Extract

‘Learn to See?’
‘It’s from a Da Vinci quote. It was on the inside cover …’ Kate closes her eyes and tries to remember. ‘Impara a vedere. Renditi conto che ogni cosa è connessa con tutte le altre.’
Nova thinks for a moment, then interprets –‘Learn to see. Realize that everything is connected to everything else.’
Kate smiles. ‘Everything is connected ...'

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