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Chattering By Louise Stern

Chattering by Louise Stern

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A collection of stories which reveals how the world looks when you're young, hip, wild and deaf.

Chattering Summary

Chattering: Stories by Louise Stern

Louise Stern's stories are peopled with brave young girls, out to party, travel the world, go a little bit wild. The one thing that marks them out from their peers is that they have grown up deaf. They communicate with the outside world via a complicated mixture of sign language, lip-reading, note-scribbling, guesswork and instinct. Yet they are full of daring, ready for adventures that take them into unfamiliar places and strange, cockeyed relationships with people whose actions they observe, but never wholly understand. It is this sense of dislocation from common experience that marks out Louise Stern's original voice. She is fully engaged in the world we recognise and share, but the way she observes it sets her apart. Her eyes are keen; she notices things we would never see; she is quick to judge, wary, suspicious and vulnerable. She experiences the world like a voyeur, always watching, yet able to retreat to an interior silence that nobody from the outside can ever reach.

Chattering Reviews

""Wry, deceptively gauche, and gets better with each piece"" --Guardian

About Louise Stern

Louise Stern grew up in Los Angeles California, the fourth generation deaf in her family. She has lived in London for five years. She works for Sam Taylor-Wood and is the founder and publisher of Maurice, a contemporary art magazine for children

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Chattering: Stories by Louise Stern
Used - Very Good
Granta Books
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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