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A Young Australian’s Experience with Deafness

Paul Gordon Jacobs

April 2007

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Deaf Lives, Volume 5


Prologue: She Wasn’t Meant to Die

My Life Wasn’t Supposed to Begin This Way

The Wicked Stepmother


The Mentor

They Don’t See Me as Deaf

Beyond the Divide

The Invisible Disability

The Garden of the Dead

A Date at “Macca’s”

The Ganga Man

A Call to Adventure

The Deaf World


The Language That Has No Name

Pookie and Snoogums


Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi!

A Rip

An Emotional Bonsai

A Herald of Change

Whatever Happens

Florentine Acquaintances

Three Candles in St. Mark’s Cathedral



The Voices of the Damned

Back to School

You’re Not Here to Kill Me, Are You?

Getting Out of There

Life in the Sane World

Home Again


Paul Jacobs is a writer and researcher in Victoria, Australia.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-350-3, 6 x 9 paperback, 222 pages, 18 photographs


E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-385-5


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