In This Sign

In This Sign

Paperback Published on: 12/09/2024
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Published 12/09/2024
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Synopsis

Two young deaf people, Abel and Janice, leave their punitive school and begin their life as a married couple ‘Outside’ – in the unwelcoming world of the hearing. A misunderstanding about the payment plan on a car kickstarts years of debt, hard labour and ostracization; but they find solace and expression in the richness of Sign, in their hard-won independence and in the birth of their daughter Margaret.

First published in 1970, only a decade after ASL’s formal recognition as a language, In This Sign is a rare, compassionate portrait of the deaf community and a moving family saga that spans the twentieth century.

With an introduction by Sara Novic and a new afterword by the author.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241679098
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm

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