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House of the Deaf

by Lamar Herrin

House of the Deaf
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  • First Published:
    Nov 2005, 240 pages
    Paperback:
    Sep 2006, 270 pages

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Lamar Herrin redefines vengeance and innocence in a tale of political violence in which the life-blood of the spirit confronts the cold blood of the terrrorist. Novel

From the book jacket: Ben Williamson has lost a daughter. While studying abroad in Madrid, Michelle Williamson was caught in a bombing by Basque separatists, a bombing that killed her and several members of the Guardia Civil at a post in a park. For Ben, this act of violence has left only questions, and at a moment of despair he decides to seek out the reasons for Michelle's death. As Ben begins to learn about the endless tensions beneath the surface of Spanish culture, he finds that he wants someone to answer for his loss.
Ben's other daughter, Annie, is also wrestling with the loss of her sister. When she follows her father to Spain, she finds a changed man.

Comment: I'm not quite sure what I expected from House of The Deaf, but I am sure that it delivered more than I anticipated.  As the reviewer for Library Journal puts ...

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