Rebuilding a Brick Wall


  • Format Trade Paperback
  • Author Susanne Gauthier with Evan Wall
  • Publish Date August 5, 2021
  • ISBN 978-1-927570-65-4
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Description:  Evan Wall is a bright, mischievous, small-town “tough guy” from Shellbrook, Saskatchewan whose life changes irrevocably after a car accident leaves him with a traumatic brain injury. Having to relearn how to talk, eat, walk, and all other “normal” bodily functions, Evan no longer feels like the strong “Brick Wall” of his high school football days. With his coordination and speech permanently damaged, he must also deal with the new phenomenon of ableism and living in a world designed for able-bodied persons. Refusing to give up, Evan’s wit and sense of humour hold strong as he reinvents himself and sets new goals for his future, inspiring others and becoming a role model along the way.

Recommended by Saskatchewan Ministry of Education as a teaching resource for Grades 11 & 12 English.

ISBN 978-1-927570-65-4, 5.5″w x 8.5″w; 128 pages, 47 photos. © 2021; Ages 15 to Adult; ​Nonfiction; Biography; Memoir; Health; Traumatic brain injury; Medicine; Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental health; Inspiring; True story; Saskatchewan author; Canadian.

Responses from Readers:

  • “​What an inspiring story!”
  • “A hopeful, uplifting story of a life irrevocably changed. Susanne Gauthier does a remarkable job of telling the story.”
  • “A page-turner from start to finish!”
  • “Such an important story. Thank you, Susanne Gauthier and Evan Wall!”
  • “Gauthier, a Saskatoon resident, does a phenomenal job of bringing Evan’s story to life.”
  • “I really enjoyed the book.”
  • “Very interesting and well-written true story.”


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