This memorable story moves between the silence of a deaf woman’s small town Ontario existence to the deafening noise of the Western Front where her fiancé and brother-in-law are thrown into the horror of World War I. Although both men return home to their young wives, the outcomes are bitter sweet.
An excellent novel about how the Great War affected small towns in rural Ontario. We follow the journey of Jim (Chim) as a Red Cross stretcher bearer throughout the war all the while his deaf wife, Grania tries to make it at home.
A rare and heartfelt insight into a young girl's world without sound, the mental, emotional, and physical fatigue of war, and an altered life when soldiers return home. Breaking from the traditional representations of soldiers in action, the novel follows a medic and his journey instead. It is a wonderful, Canadian tale that explores an aspect of war life that is never considered.
An excellent book that tells the story of Grania, a deaf child in the early 1900's. With the help of her family, specifically her Grandmother Mamo, she learns how to cope in a hearing world, marries and deals with the absence of her husband during the war. A very moving story and one I really enjoyed.
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