The Book

This intriguing mix of truth and fiction chronicles the budding romantic relationship between Linda, a typical, suburban Los Angeles teenager and John, a quiet and confident young man who is deaf and communicates with sign language. Set in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Turn a Deaf Ear poignantly depicts the disapproval this mixed couple garners from both the hearing and deaf worlds. Undeterred, the couple forge a unique life for themselves, winning the approval of family and friends. Linda immerses herself so deeply in the deaf world that her fluency in ASL aids others in the community and eventually, she becomes accepted by them.

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