Deaf Republic
  • Author : Ilya Kaminsky
  • Release Date : 18 June 2019
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 13 : 9780571351435
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Download or read book entitled Deaf Republic written by Ilya Kaminsky and published by Faber & Faber online. This book was released on 18 June 2019 with total pages 96. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear - all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, Alfonso and Sonya, expecting a child; the brash Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theatre; and Galya's girls, heroically teaching signs by day and by night luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea - Ilya Kaminsky's long-awaited Deaf Republic confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.

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