PoemsBook - 2019
Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear--they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, these poems confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2019
Branch Call Number: 811.6 K128d
Characteristics: 76 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm