The Deaf-Mute Boy: A Novel

Kobo ebook | November 1, 2006

byGeraci, Joseph

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The Deaf-Mute Boy equal parts travel story, love story, and a resonant confrontation with the Muslim world is the tale of a gay American professor immersed in a North African society. Maurice Burke, an archaeologist, is invited to speak at a conference in the bustling port town of Sousse, Tunisia. At first disillusioned by its rampant tourism and squalid commercialism, Maurice becomes intrigued by his surroundings after meeting a local deaf-mute boy. While exploring a vibrant souk, Maurice encounters a religious leader who guides him on a fateful introduction to the boy s family. As Maurice s involvement with the deaf-mute boy intensifies, he finds himself drawn into a maze of Tunisian politics, culture, and religion.

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The Deaf-Mute Boy equal parts travel story, love story, and a resonant confrontation with the Muslim world is the tale of a gay American professor immersed in a North African society. Maurice Burke, an archaeologist, is invited to speak at a conference in the bustling port town of Sousse, Tunisia. At first disillusioned by its rampant ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2006Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299218937

ISBN - 13:9780299218935

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