As the surviving voices of the First World War veterans dwindle and become forever silent, Frances Itani seeks to recreate the words and thoughts of these participants of war. She measures them against the deaf, who must also carry on in their own soundless world. Itani’s beautiful novel, Deafening, highlights the soundless world of the deaf against the constant noise of battle. The veterans of the First World War and the deaf have more in common than you might think. This story illustrates how both a deaf person and a soldier struggle to make sense of their environment, and how both struggle to survive the world around them. Bookclub-in-a-Box investigates Itani’s passion about language and war and takes you deeper into the novel.
This Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF discussion guide (71 pages) for Frances Itani's novel Deafening includes:
• Novel synopsis
• Author information
• Character analysis
• Focus points and themes
• Writing style and structure
• Important quotes from the novel
• Book club discussion questions
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