Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year - Selection
Different Drummer's Award for Fiction - Winner
Commonwealth Writers Prize (Best Book, Canada and Caribbean Region) - Winner
William Saroyan International Prize for Writing - Shortlisted
CBC's Canada Reads - Finalist
About the Book
Fueled by tremendous word-of-mouth excitement at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Deafening has already become an international publishing phenomenon, with rights sold in over 12 countries so far. Author Frances Itani, the source of this unprecedented attention for a debut novel, has steadily been gaining a stellar reputation for her short fiction collections, her most recent, Leaning, Leaning Over Water, receiving ecstatic reviews. Touted as “writer to watch,” Itani has lived up to her accolades with Deafening.
Her depiction of a world where sound exists only in the margins is a singular feat in literary fiction, a place difficult to leave and even harder to forget. Elegantly written, with grace and precision, Deafening is, above all, a deeply moving journey through the strands of strength and vulnerability that weave heart and spirit together.
Educator and Librarian Resources
- ISBN: 9780002005395
- ISBN 10: 0002005395
- Imprint: Phyllis Bruce Books
- On Sale: 08/18/2003
- List Price: 34.95 CAD
- BISAC1: FICTION / Literary
- BISAC2: Canadian