"Deaf Republic" Book Discussion at Rush Public Library

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Image of "Deaf Republic" book - black and white color cover with image of an ear in the center.

This month, in conjunction with Big Read: NTID, Rush Public Library will be reading the NEA Big Read selection, "Deaf Republic," by Ukrainian-American poet, Ilya Kaminsky. This novel opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear―they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, Deaf Republic confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them. Join the Rush Readers' Book Club on Thursday, March 23, or Thursday, March 30 from 7 -9 p.m. for discussion and dessert; advance registration is required.

A sign language interpreter request should be made in advance. The sooner the request is made, the more likely we will be able to accommodate the request. Please reach out to the event coordinator, Sue Writz, by email (sue.writz@libraryweb.org) with the date for which you have registered and she will arrange the interpreter.

Joan Naturale
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When and Where
March 30, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Room/Location: Rush Public Library, Meeting Room, 5977 East Henrietta Rd., Rush NY 14543

Open to the Public

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