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THE UNHEARD

מחבר/ת: SWILLER, JOSH
THE UNHEARD

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A young man's quest to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving world leads to a remarkable sojourn in a remote African village that pulsates with beauty and violence These are hearing aids. They take the sounds of the world and amplify them." Josh Swiller recited this speech to himself on the day he arrived in Mununga, a dusty village on the shores of Lake Mweru. Deaf since a young age, Swiller spent his formative years in frustrated limbo on the sidelines of the hearing world, encouraged by his family to use lipreading and the strident approximations of hearing aids to blend in. It didn't work. So he decided to ditch the well-trodden path after college, setting out to find a place so far removed that his deafness would become irrelevant. That place turned out to be Zambia, where Swiller worked as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years. There he would encounter a world where violence, disease, and poverty were the mundane facts of life. But despite the culture shock, Swiller finally commanded attention—everyone always listened carefully to the white man, even if they didn't always follow his instruction. Spending his days working in the health clinic with Augustine Jere, a chubby, world-weary chess aficionado and a steadfast friend, Swiller had finally found, he believed, a place where his deafness didn't interfere, a place he could call home. Until, that is, a nightmarish incident blasted away his newfound convictions. At once a poignant account of friendship through adversity, a hilarious comedy of errors, and a gripping narrative of escalating violence, The Unheard is an unforgettable story from a noteworthy new talent.

 
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מחברמחבר/ת: SWILLER, JOSH
שם כותרTHE UNHEARD
מס' מיוןס
סימן מדףSWI
מדיהספרים
סוגאנגלית
ז'אנראנגלית
עמודים288 Pages Am
גובה15
מו''ל/יםHENRY HOLT AND COMPANY
זמן הוצאה2007
זמן הוצאה(עברי)[תשס"ז]
שפהאנגלית
תאריך קיטלוג11/4/2021
 

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