Monday, May 19, 2008

David Lodge's new novel is called Deaf Sentence. The award-winning British author is now in his 70’s and says he tried to hide his hearing loss for a decade. The book covers the embarrassment many older people feel in admitted they have significant hearing loss. The bespectacled, grey-haired protagonist is a professor of linguistics, something that serves to heighten the pain of his condition. He navigates through midfields of misunderstandings.