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Deafening by Frances Itani
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Jul 08, 2010

really liked it

Those who might want lots of action would not be interested in this book. There is very little plot, but that is compensated by a beautiful portrayal of love, and some fine comprehension of deafness, lack of sound in one's life and what sound means to a person in communication, etc. It is set in Canada during the WWII. The author views the life of the young husband in the horrible setting of war in Europe. The descriptions are very moving, and serve to remind us of what those soldiers went through, and how many did not survive. I was reminded of the day we got the news about Uncle John.

Slow going, but worth every word. Almost 4/5, but I am miserly about that rating, so make it 3.9.

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