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Girl in the Dark - A Memoir

Anna Lyndsey

Haunting, lyrical, unforgettable, Girl in the Dark is a brave new memoir of a life without light. Anna Lyndsey was young and ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. Then what started as a mild intolerance to certain kinds of artificial light developed into a severe sensitivity to all light. Now, at the worst times, Anna is forced to spend months on end in a blacked-out room, where she loses herself in audiobooks and elaborate word games in an attempt to ward off despair. During periods of relative remission, she can venture out cautiously at dawn and dusk into a world that, from the perspective of her cloistered existence, is filled with remarkable beauty. And through it all there is Pete, her love and her rock, without whom her loneliness seems boundless. One day Anna had an ordinary life, and then the unthinkable happened. But even impossible lives, she learns, endure. Girl in the Dark is a tale of an unimaginable fate that becomes a transcendent love story. It brings us to an extraordinary place from which we emerge to see the light and the world anew.

Haunting, lyrical, unforgettable, Girl in the Dark is a brave new memoir of a life without light. Anna Lyndsey was young and ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. Then what started as a mild intolerance to certain kinds of artificial light developed into a severe sensitivity to all light. Now, at the worst times, Anna is forced to spend months on end in a blacked-out room, where she loses herself in audiobooks and elaborate word games in an attempt to ward off despair. During periods of relative remission, she can venture out cautiously at dawn and dusk into a world that, from the perspective of her cloistered existence, is filled with remarkable beauty. And through it all there is Pete, her love and her rock, without whom her loneliness seems boundless. One day Anna had an ordinary life, and then the unthinkable happened. But even impossible lives, she learns, endure. Girl in the Dark is a tale of an unimaginable fate that becomes a transcendent love story. It brings us to an extraordinary place from which we emerge to see the light and the world anew.
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Haunting, lyrical, unforgettable, Girl in the Dark is a brave new memoir of a life without light. Anna Lyndsey was young and ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. Then what started as a mild intolerance to certain kinds of artificial light developed into a severe sensitivity to all light. Now, at the worst times, Anna is forced to spend months on end in a blacked-out room, where she loses herself in audiobooks and elaborate word games in an attempt to ward off despair. During periods of relative remission, she can venture out cautiously at dawn and dusk into a world that, from the perspective of her cloistered existence, is filled with remarkable beauty. And through it all there is Pete, her love and her rock, without whom her loneliness seems boundless. One day Anna had an ordinary life, and then the unthinkable happened. But even impossible lives, she learns, endure. Girl in the Dark is a tale of an unimaginable fate that becomes a transcendent love story. It brings us to an extraordinary place from which we emerge to see the light and the world anew.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hannah Curtis

Length:

7h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:38


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:47


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:39


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:06


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:14


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:14


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:49


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:20


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:06


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:21


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:12


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:02


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

00:29