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  • Published: 3 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141035703
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99
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Deaf Sentence




Retired Professor of Lingustics Desmond Bates is going deaf. It's a bother for his wife who has an enviably successful new career and is too busy to be endlessly repeating herself. Roles are reversed with his aging father, who resents his son's attempts to help him. And then there's Alex, a student whom Desmond has agreed to help after a typical misunderstanding at a party. But her increasingly bizarre requests cannot all be blamed on his defective hearing. So much for growing old gracefully...

  • Pub date: 3 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141035703
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

David Lodge

David Lodge (CBE)’s novels include Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work (shortlisted for the Booker) and, most recently, A Man of Parts. He has also written plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages.

He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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