There are times I forget I’m disabled.
I can dwell in a self, in a body, that is simply me.
But the world never forgets.
It’s merely waiting for a good opportunity to remind me.
If I Fall is an exploration of the particular vulnerability that accompanies chronic sickness and disability. In this account founded on his own life and experiences, Jan Grue explores how society meets this vulnerability with a demand for unseen work – for those with physical disabilities to have to toil even harder, to have to work even more, to be accepted as a person of full value.
Heart-rending. […] Powerful autobiographical prose about vulnerability. […] If I Fall is conscious-raising and interesting reading. And, as always with Grue, crammed with fine phrasing.