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MY LIFE IN FULL
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Deafening
Frances Itani
Hannah Norman
Classification : Historical fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Sceptre
Page Extent : 400
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340828939
Price : 520

About the book
Born on the shores of Lake Ontario, Grania O'Neill suffers a childhood illness that destroys her hearing. Grania's life without sound is also a life bounded by a powerful family love that tries to protect her from suffering. But when it becomes clear that Grania can no longer thrive among the hearing, her family sends her to the Ontario School for the Deaf. There, protected from the often unforgiving world outside, she learns sign language and speech. And there she meets Jim Lloyd, a hearing man, and the two, in wonderment, begin to create a new emotional vocabulary that encompasses both sound and silence.

But a war is raging on the other side of the world. Only two weeks after their wedding, Jim must leave home to serve as a stretcher-bearer on the blood-soaked battlefields of Flanders. During this long and brutal war of attrition, Jim and Grania are pulled to the centre of cataclysmic events that will alter civilisation forever.
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Frances Itani
Frances Itani is the author of a novel, four acclaimed short story collections, three poetry collections and a children`s book. She won a Commonwealth Award for Deafening, which was also short-listed...(+)
Hannah Norman
Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than thirty books including the epic The Dark Tower series, On Writing and Bag of Bones. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabith...(+)