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Song Without Words: Discovering My Deafness Halfway through Life

Song Without Words: Discovering My Deafness Halfway through Life

At age 34, Gerald Shea discovered that he had been deaf since childhood despite somehow maintaining a prestigious legal career

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ISBN 9780306821936
Barcode 9780306821936
Published 12 March 2013 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Shea, Gerald
Series A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Availability Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780306821936
ISBN-10 0306821931
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Da Capo Press Inc
Publication Date 12 March 2013
International Publication Date 26 February 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Shea, Gerald
Series A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
Coping With Disability
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Deaf - United States, Shea, Gerald, Deaf lawyers - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 362.420
Catalogue Code 316677

Description of this Book

Much has been written about the profoundly deaf, but the lives of the nearly 30 million partially deaf people in the United States today remain hidden. Gerald Shea's witty and candid memoir of how he compensated--through sheer determination and an amazing ability to translate the melody of vowels--brings fascinating new insight into the nature and significance of language, the meaning of deafness, the fierce controversy between advocates of signing versus those who favor oral education, and the longing for full communication that unites us all.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A brilliant window into the largely unknown world of the partially deaf: riveting to read, <br>and illuminating at every level. --Antonia Fraser, author of My Life with Harold Pinter <br><br> Fascinating, heartbreaking, heroic, and relentlessly riveting. --Louis Begley, author of About Schmidt <br>

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Author's Bio

Gerald Shea was born in New York City and has lived most of his life in New York and in Paris. He practiced law in both cities for many years with Debevoise & Plimpton as a member of the New York and Paris bars. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, Yale University and Columbia Law School.

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