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Deaf Republic

Deaf Republic
 

Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear - all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571351435
Published 18 June 2019 by Faber and Faber
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Kaminsky, Ilya
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ISBN-13 9780571351435
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 18 June 2019
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Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Kaminsky, Ilya
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 96
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Interest Age General Audience
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Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear - all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, Alfonso and Sonya, expecting a child; the brash Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theatre; and Galya's girls, heroically teaching signs by day and by night luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea - Ilya Kaminsky's long-awaited Deaf Republic confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.

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Author's Bio

Ilya Kaminsky was born in the former Soviet Union. He is the author of Deaf Republic, Dancing in Odessa, and co-editor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. He was a 2014 finalist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

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