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Ukrainian fiction writer and poet Ivan Baidak reads from and discusses his latest novel, "(In)visible," his first book to be translated into English. Shaped after the writer’s own experience of living with Tourette’s syndrome, (In)visible was recognized by PEN Ukraine as a best novel of 2020. The book tells the stories of people with visible disabilities and disorders as they learn to overcome society's limitations to live a full and happy life.
Іvan Baidak's debut novel, "Personally Me Personally for You," became a national bestseller, and his two short story collections topped bookstore bestseller lists. Originally from Lviv, Ukraine, he recently arrived in Canada in September 2022.
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Diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome as a teenager, Adam, now a 26-year-old freelance designer, attends his first meeting at a social support group. Here he meets Anna, a charity worker with a facial hemangioma; Marta, a TV anchor with alopecia; and Eva, a makeup artist with vitiligo. The following week he moves in with them. "In(visible)" is Adam's journey as he moves from self-inflicted invisibility to being visible—in his family, career, and personal life.
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