The Silent History

The Silent History

A Novel

Book - 2014
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It begins as a statistical oddity: a spike in children born with acute speech delays. Physically normal in every way, these children never speak and do not respond to speech; they don't learn to read, don't learn to write. The number of cases grows to an epidemic level, and the so-called silent community is growing into an elusive, enigmatic force in itself. What will be the result of a generation of children forced to live without words?
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374534479
Characteristics: 513 pages ; 19 cm


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Dec 04, 2014

Of the "what if" school of science fiction. The concept is unique and terrifyingly portrayed.

Oct 05, 2014

I really loved this book. I could not put it down. Yes, it was long but it didn't feel like that for me. It was beautifully written and I felt like any environment that was described was written out so well that i could visualize it easily.

MsNavillus Sep 27, 2014

Really interesting concept and writing style, but it did not need to be so long. Some of the vignettes did not feel relevant to the story.


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