In 1792, when he was forty seven, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya contracted a serious illness which left him stone deaf. I follow Goya through the remaining thirty-five years of his life, trying to see the turmoil of the world around him through his eyes and sharing the silence in his head.
"So vivid are her conjurings of lives lived elsewhere or long ago, you begin to suspect she sees ghosts." Marina Benjamin, Evening Standard
Short listed for a National Book Critics Award