Show Me a Sign
- Letto da: Nora Hunter
- Durata: 6 ore e 15 min
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Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard. Her great-great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, over a hundred years later, many people there - including Mary - are deaf, and nearly everyone can communicate in sign language. Mary has never felt isolated. She is proud of her lineage.
But recent events have delivered winds of change. Mary's brother died, leaving her family shattered. Tensions over land disputes are mounting between English settlers and the Wampanoag people. And a cunning young scientist has arrived, hoping to discover the origin of the island's prevalent deafness. His maniacal drive to find answers soon renders Mary a "live specimen" in a cruel experiment. Her struggle to save herself is at the core of this penetrating and poignant novel that probes our perceptions of ability and disability. It will make you forever question your own ideas about what is normal.
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The sorry kinda dragged in the middle but I liked it overall
Interesting subject matter and the characters were easy to follow. The narrator voice was youthful but not childish. My only disappointment was that the big moments got the same amount of time as the small ones. There were moments that couldve had a whole chapter that seemed glossed over.
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