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Untouchable

The film has been a huge success. Now here is the funny, moving story told in an easy-to-read version for new adults.

A wealthy French aristocrat, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was not in the habit of asking for help. Then, in 1993, right on the heels of his beloved wife's diagnosis of a terminal illness, a paragliding accident left him a quadriplegic. He was 42 years old and unable to do anything without help. Hidden behind the high walls of his Paris townhouse, Philippe found himself the modern equivalent of an 'untouchable' - his total paralysis rendered him unable to reach out to others, and seemed to make others afraid to touch or acknowledge him. The only person who wasn't bothered by Philippe's condition was someone who had been an outsider his entire life - Abdel, the unemployed Algerian immigrant from the outskirts of society who would become Philippe's unlikely caretaker. In between dramas and jokes, he sustained Philippe's life for the next ten years.

 

 

 

 

 

Series

Adult Easy Read

Age

18+

ISBN

9781783220052

Format

Paperback

Author

Philippe Pozzo di Borgo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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