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Deaf republic

Deaf republic

Kaminsky, Ilya, 1977- author

'Deaf Republic' opens in a time of political unrest in an occupied territory. It is uncertain where we are or when, in what country or during what conflict, but we come to recognise that these events are also happening here, right now. This astonishing parable in poems unfolds episodically like a play, its powerful narrative provoked by a tragic opening scene: when soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear - in that moment, all have gone deaf. Inside this silence, their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story then follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Faber & Faber, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Ilya Kaminsky
ISBN: 0571351417, 9780571351411
Physical Description: 96 pages
Subject: Literature.