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The Art of Being Deaf
A Memoir

Donna McDonald

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Contents

Prologue: Through the Eyes of a Child    ix
   
PART ONE  
   
1     Deaf     3
2     Reunions   13
3     Wrong Snow   27
4     A Great Big Wash of Tears   33
   
PART TWO  
   
5     Talk Speak Words Sign   47
6     A Six-Month Plan   61
7     Music Lessons   75
8     But My Eyes Still See   83
9     In the Beginning Was the Word   99
10  The Best of Both Worlds 107
11  Work 125
12  Talking about Deafness 139
13  Falling for His Line 149
14  Will I Still Be Deaf When I Grow Up? 151
   
PART THREE  
   
15  Shattered 161
16  All Grown Up Now 167
17  A Reluctant Memoirist 179
   
Epilogue: The Sleeper Awakes 193
References Cited 195
Acknowledgments 197

Donna McDonald is a senior lecturer and convener in the Disability Studies Program in the School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith University in Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia.

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