Deaf Republic

Deaf Republic

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry

Ilya Kaminsky’s astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence?

Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear—they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence:… (more)

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Publisher: Graywolf Press (March 05, 2019)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English


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