By Jennifer Rosner
Jennifer Rosner’s revelatory memoir explores relations, silence, and what it skill to be heard. whilst her daughters are born deaf, Rosner is shocked. Then she discovers a hidden historical past of deafness in her relatives, going again generations to the Jewish enclaves of jap Europe. touring again in time, she imagines her silent relations, who confirmed fantastic creativity in facing an international that hottest to disregard them.
Rosner stocks her trip into the fashionable global of deafness, and the debatable judgements she and her husband have made approximately listening to aids, cochlear implants and signal language. An inventive odyssey, punctuated by means of thoughts of being unheard, Rosner’s tale of her daughters’ deafness is at middle a narrative of no matter if shea mom with excellent hearingwill listen her children.
Jennifer Rosner’s writings have seemed in The Massachusetts Review, The speedier Times, Wondertime Magazine, and the Hastings middle Report. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford college and is the editor of The Messy Self. She lives in Massachusetts together with her family.