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Deaf Hearing Boy
A Memoir

R. H. Miller

September 2004

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Read reviews: The Courier-Journal, Library Journal, The Midwest Book Review, Disability Studies Quarterly.
  $22.95t print edition
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Deaf Lives, Volume 2

From Library Journal

Miller (English, emeritus, Univ. of Louisville) offers a glimpse into the deaf world from his perspective as a CODA—a child of deaf adults—relating a life spent navigating the often treacherous waters between the hearing and deaf worlds. Raised in the 1940s and 1950s, Miller writes of his family’s struggles, both financial and familial. In typical 1930s fashion, his parents were educated in a strict boarding school for the deaf, where they learned few skills for surviving in a hearing world. Marrying against the wishes of their hearing parents, Miller’s mother and father struggled to provide for their growing family despite a lack of family support and the prejudices of the hearing world in general. In this account of Miller’s coming of age, and the effect of having deaf parents, Miller offers an enlightening look at deaf culture. A good purchase where there is interest in the deaf world.

—Ann Forister,
Roseville P.L., CA

R. H. Miller is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Louisville.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-305-3, 5½ x 8½ paperback, 176 pages


E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-280-3


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