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Dead Languages (1989) [Novel]
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From the moment his mother tries unsuccessfully to coax him into saying "Philadelphia," Jeremy Zorn's life is framed by his unwieldy attempts at articulation. Through family rituals with his word-obsessed parents and sister, failed first love, an ill-fated run for class president, as the only Jewish boy on an otherwise all-black basketball team, all of the passages of Jeremy's life are marked in some way by his stutter and his wildly off-the-mark attempts at a cure. It is only when he enters college and learns his strong-willed mother is dying that he realizes all languages, when used as hiding places for the heart, are dead ones.

Original title: Dead Languages
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Dead Languages

Dead Languages (1989)
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Language: English

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Dead Languages (1989)

ISBN: 1555972748

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