Saturday, January 18, 2014

Deaf Sentence by David Lodge

Deaf SentenceDeaf Sentence by David Lodge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read by this author and would like to read more from him. The story takes place over a very few months leading up to Christmas and the first part of the new year. Desmond is married for the second time after losing his first wife to cancer. He took an early retirement from his University professorship due to his hearing loss. He is also dealing with his elderly father who lives in London, about six hours from his home up north. Desmond was an only child so has the main responsibility of trying to cope with his father and his hearing disability.

He often fakes hearing properly, especially in social situations, and he has learned how easy things can backfire.

A thoroughly enjoyable novel and one that can teach life lessons.

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