New book tells of a terrific upbringing in a dumb room.
“Four years old, she emptied a large pot of boiling water over a neighbor who was gossiping about her, something my mother had understood from the facts and her compassionate looks.”
In the essayist book “Strangers I Know”, Claudia Durastanti tells about her deaf mother, who grew up in a southern Italian village. The handicap was not very welcome. Life was not easy.
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