In This Sign

In This Sign - Penguin Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

Two young deaf people, Abel and Janice, leave their punitive school and begin their life as a married couple 'Outside' - in the unwelcoming world of the hearing. A misunderstanding about the payment plan on a car kickstarts years of debt, hard labour and ostracization; but they find solace and expression in the richness of Sign, in their hard-won independence and in the birth of their daughter Margaret. First published in 1970, only a decade after ASL's formal recognition as a language, 'In This Sign' is a rare, compassionate portrait of the deaf community and a moving family saga that spans the twentieth century. With an introduction by Sara Novic and a new afterword by the author.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241679098
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 500g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 35mm