Deaf Sentence

Deaf Sentence

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"When the university merged his Department of English with Linguistics, Professor Desmond Bates took early retirement, but he is not enjoying it... His wife Winifred’s late-flowering career goes from strength to strength, reducing his role to that of escort... The monotony of his days is relieved only by wearisome journeys to London to check on his aged father who stubbornly refuses to leave the house he is patently unable to live in with safety. But these discontents are nothing compared to the affliction of hearing loss, a constant source of domestic friction and social embarrassment, leading Desmond into mistakes, misunderstandings and follies... It is his deafness which inadvertently involves Desmond with a young woman whose wayward behavior threatens to destabilize his life completely."--Website: http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781846551680
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 24 cm
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780670019922
Call Number: FICTION LODGE

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kpriestman
Jun 02, 2016

Loved the perspective of the protagonist. The hi-jinks that ensued after becoming entangled with a strange young woman? Not so much.

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kozakd
Feb 03, 2015

An interesting and well written book that weaves the challenges of hearing loss, an ageing parent and the intricacies of marriage and a blended family.

WVMLStaffPicks Sep 14, 2014

How can I sell a novel about a retired linguistics prof who is going deafer by the day? David Lodge is an author I have enjoyed over the years so I took it on faith to give this one a try. What a great read! You will gain a sympathetic understanding of the frustrations faced by the hard of hearing (turning up the hearing aid is not always the solution) while being pulled along by interesting characters and a plot line involving a student stalker.

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aemy
Sep 05, 2010

Disappointing; one sympathises with a deaf person, and Lodge makes clear 100 reasons why we should sympathise more. But still, if after 4 chapters we're still reading clinical detail and not much story, the premise begins to lose our imaginative response.

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