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Deaf Sentence

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Funny and moving by turns, Deaf Sentence is a witty, original and absorbing account of one man's effort to come to terms with deafness, ageing and mortality, and the comedy and tragedy of human lives.

When the university merged his Department of English with Linguistics, Professor Desmond Bates took early retirement, but he is not enjoying it. He misses the routine of the academic year and has lost his appetite for research. His wife Winifred's late-flowering career goes from strength to strength, reducing his role to that of escort, while the rejuvenation of her appearance makes him uneasily conscious of the age gap between them. 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 might be comic for others, but for the deaf person himself, it is no joke. It is his deafness which inadvertently involves Desmond with a young woman whose wayward behaviour threatens to destabilize his life completely.


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September 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Deaf Sentence: A Novel
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-670-01992-5 / 978-0-670-01992-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Deaf Sentence
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ISBN: 1-84655-167-6 / 978-1-84655-167-3 (UK edition)
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Deaf Sentence
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Title: Deaf Sentence
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Title: Deaf Sentence
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ISBN: 0-14-104104-8 / 978-0-14-104104-9 (UK edition)
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Deaf Sentence
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ISBN: 1-84655-168-4 / 978-1-84655-168-0 (UK edition)
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Deaf Sentence
Author(s): David Lodge
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October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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August 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Deaf Sentence
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 1-4074-2400-9 / 978-1-4074-1973-2 (UK edition)
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2008 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Deaf Sentence
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 1-4074-2010-0 / 978-1-4074-2010-3 (UK edition)
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2008 : USA Audio CD

Title: Deaf Sentence
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 1-4361-6065-0 / 978-1-4361-6065-0 (USA edition)
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February 2012 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Deaf Sentence
Author(s): David Lodge
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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August 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Deaf Sentence: A Novel
Author(s): David Lodge
Publisher: Penguin Books
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