A sensitive, perceptive, and much-praised humorous novel, this brilliant coming-of-age story relates the struggles of a boy who stutters so badly that he begins to worship words. Anyone who has had trouble expressing an emotion will identify with Jeremy's affliction and his search for happiness.
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Dead Languages (Graywolf Rediscovery Series)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In a novel originally published in 1989, Jeremy Zorn has words thrust upon him by his family almost from the moment of his birth. As he grows, a stutter prevents him from correctly pronouncing any of them. His impediment, however, is a metaphor for emotions he is unable to verbalize. Read full review
Dead languages: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
From Billy Budd to Billy Bibbitt, characters tormented by stuttering and thus prevented from expressing their most passionate feelings have played a central role in American literature. But Jeremy ... Read full review