Ruben Gallego's memoirs read by Stephen Tompkinson.
Ruben Gallego was born in Moscow in 1968 with severe cerebral palsy.
His grandfather, Secretary-General of the Spanish Communist Party, was unbearably ashamed and banished him to a state orphanage, telling Ruben's mother that her son had died.
But Ruben was tenacious.
Born without the use of hands and feet, fighting for survival was second nature and the occasional kindnesses shown to him - a fig, a mouthful of chocolate, a conversation - fed his passion for life.
This memoir won the Russian equivalent of the Booker Prize and is now translated into English for the first time.