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Fiction Literary

Deafening

A Novel

by (author) Frances Itani

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2012
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554684786
    Publish Date
    May 2009
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780006392613
    Publish Date
    Jul 2004
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780002005395
    Publish Date
    Aug 2003
    List Price
    $34.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443402507
    Publish Date
    Jan 2012
    List Price
    $11.99

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Description

Elegantly written and profoundly moving, Frances Itani’s debut novel is a tale of virtuosity and power. Set on the eve of the Great War, Deafening spans two continents and the lives of a young deaf woman and her beloved husband.

Frances Itani’s astonishing depiction of a world where sound exists only in the margins is a singular feat in literary fiction, a place difficult to leave and even harder to forget. With the simultaneous publication of Poached Egg on Toast, Itani’s new short story collection, this is the perfect time for Deafening.

About the author

Besides her two previous books of poetry (No Other Lodgings, Fiddlehead, 1978 and Rentee Bay, Quarry, 1983), Frances Itani has published a children's book and co-authored a book of short stories. More recently, Frances Itani, a Member of the Order of Canada, had a spectacular international debut with her first novel, Deafening, which received a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Canada and Caribbean Region) and was shortlisted for the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; it was a #1 bestseller in Canada. Her second novel, Remembering The Bones, was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Itani’s short story collection, Poached Egg On Toast, won the 2005 Ottawa Book Award and the 2005 CAA Jubilee Award for Short Stories. Itani lives in Ottawa.

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