Deaf Republic : Poems

Deaf Republic : Poems

eBook - 2019
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Finalist for the National Book Award * Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Award * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award * Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize * Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award * Winner of the National Jewish Book Award * Finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award * Finalist for the T. S. Eliot Prize * Finalist for the Forward Prize for Best Collection

Ilya Kaminsky's astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence?

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--they 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 theater; and Galya's girls, heroically teaching signing 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.

Publisher: Graywolf Press, 2019
ISBN: 9781555978808
1555978800
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360

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Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry.


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