Sunday, July 26, 2009
Deaf Sentence by David Lodge (37)
Desmond is a retired professor who is losing his hearing. He has hearing aides but still struggles with many issues involving his hearing. He has a wife named Fred who is a successful businesswoman, a father with increasingly difficult health issues, a young admiring grad student requesting his attention, and adult children who sometimes come around. Desmond comes across as a very real likeable and sympathetic character. This was an enjoyable read.