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This is an auction for DEAF SENTENCE by David Lodge.

"Through the series of nods, grunts, and ubiquitous “I see’s” that form the staple of any hearing-impaired individual’s conversational repertoire, retired British linguistics professor Desmond Bates finds himself on the awkward end of a one-way conversation with a coquettish young American graduate student during a noisy cocktail party. Subsequently shocked to learn that he has unwittingly been cajoled into advising Alex on her dissertation, Bates nonetheless agrees to clandestine meetings at her apartment, where Alex displays disturbing behavior reminiscent of her Fatal Attraction namesake. Having always prided himself on being a supremely rational man, Bates’ degenerative hearing loss and incipient sensory isolation put him at odds with those around him, and it is into this unsteady world that Alex’s attentions inject unwanted, but not altogether unappreciated, stimulation. A sly and subtle satirist who nimbly frames his trenchant observations within the introspectively heightened world of academe, Lodge intuitively explores middle age and its ignoble potential to rob even the most discerning individuals of their essence."
- Booklist (US)

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Hardback 2008.

291 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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