Secrecy and identity in The Soul of All Great Designs

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The Soul of All Great Designs by Neil Bissoondath , 224 pages, Cormorant Books, 2008, $29 (hardcover).

Who are we? What if who we truly are lies not in the truths we are willing to reveal about ourselves to others but what we withhold from them: our secrets?  Is the balance we strike between that which we share and that which we keep to ourselves what makes us who we are?