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Deaf Sentence (Paperback)

Author:  David Lodge
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0143116053
ISBN-13: 9780143116059
Sku: 211280788
Publish Date: 9/29/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  294
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Frustrated by hearing loss and his messy personal life, retired linguistics professor Desmond Bates reluctantly journeys to London to check up on his elderly father and finds his hearing problems resulting in an unintended relationship with a young woman. By the author of The Art of Fiction. 30,000 first printing. *Author: Lodge, David *Publication Date: 2009/09/29 *Number of Pages: 294 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.25
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The subject of enthusiastic and widespread reviews, David LodgeÂ's fourteenth work of fiction displays the humor and shrewd observations that have made him a much-loved icon. Deaf Sentence tells the story of Desmond Bates, a recently retired linguistics professor in his mid-sixties. Vexed by his encroaching deafness and at loose ends in his personal life, Desmond inadvertently gets involved with a seemingly personable young American female student who seeks his support in matters academic and not so academic, who finally threatens to destabilize his life completely with her unpredictableÂ?and waywardÂ?behavior. What emerges is a funny, moving account of one manÂ's effort to come to terms with aging and mortalityÂ?a classic meditation on modern middle age that fans of David Lodge will love.
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With a mordant wit, David Lodge tells the tale of a retired and deaf linguistics professor dealing with the trials of a dying father, an indifferent wife, a pregnant daughter, a kinky blonde researcher, and a trip to Auschwitz. Life rarely seems as precarious and priceless as in Lodge's bleakly hilarious prose.
Author Bio
David Lodge
David Lodge was born to Wilson Frederick Lodge, a musician, and Rosalie (Murphy) Lodge. He had a middle-class Catholic upbringing in southeast London, then attended University College in London, where he received his B.A. and M.A., and the University of Birmingham, where he received his Ph.D. In 1969 he married Mary Frances Jacob, with whom he had three children. His novel "Changing Places" was awarded the Hawthornden Prize, and in 1980, "Souls and Bodies" won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award.

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"Another wise, witty look at the human condition from [David] Lodge....A pleasure from first to last." (starred review) 07/01/2008

"Lodge manages to balance...amusing disquisitions on subjects like Wonderbra ads and hearing aids with somber reflections on mortality, a balancing act that few authors could pull off with such grace." - Jennifer Reese 09/23/2008

"David Lodge [moves] beyond comic, satiric and intellectual fiction to moral realism, teasing humour from the most unpromising subjects...and finding tender insights into the human condition behind the irony of the crustiest curmudgeon." - Elaine Showalter 11/28/2008

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0294
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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