WHAT THE DEAF MUTE HEARD MOVIE TIE IN
Simon & Schuster
, Dec 1, 1997
- 224 pages
One morning in 1940, ten-year-old Sammy Ayers awoke on a bus that had reached its destination-Barrington, Georgia-only to find that his mother had abandoned him. As the curious patrons of the local depot bombarded him with questions, Sammy kept his mouth shut and pretended not to hear. From that moment, he became deaf and mute. Truth was, Sammy could talk as clear as a bell, and he's heard everything worth knowing in his little town-from the quiet indiscretions to the rauccous controversy sparked by a young preacher who put Barrington on the nightly news. For nearly fifty years, Sammy's been the keeper of Barrington's best secrets-including his own.