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The Silent History: A Novel Eli Horowitz

The Silent History: A Novel

Eli Horowitz

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ISBN : 9780374710941
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528 pages
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A generation of children forced to live without words.It begins as a statistical oddity: a spike in children born with acute speech delays. Physically normal in every way, these children never speak and do not respond to speech- they dont learn toMoreA generation of children forced to live without words.It begins as a statistical oddity: a spike in children born with acute speech delays. Physically normal in every way, these children never speak and do not respond to speech- they dont learn to read, dont learn to write. As the number of cases grows to an epidemic level, theories spread. Maybe its related to a popular antidepressant- maybe its environmental. Or maybe these children have special skills all their own.The Silent History unfolds in a series of brief testimonials from parents, teachers, friends, doctors, cult leaders, profiteers, and impostors (everyone except, of course, the children themselves), documenting the growth of the so-called silent community into an elusive, enigmatic force in itself--alluring to some, threatening to others. Both a bold storytelling experiment and a propulsive reading experience, Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, and Kevin Moffetts The Silent History is at once thrilling, timely, and timeless.