A NovelBook - 2014
The international debut ... Deafening launched the story of Grania, deaf from the age of five, and her sister Tress, who helped to create their secret language. Tell picks up from the return of the sisters' husbands from the war, and follows Tress's partner Kenan, a young shell-shocked soldier who confines himself indoors, venturing outside only at night to visit the frozen bay where he skated as a boy. Saddened by her altered marriage, Tress seeks advice from her Aunt Maggie. But Maggie and her husband, Am, have problems of their own. Maggie finds joy singing in the town's newly created choral society. Am, troubled by the widening gulf in his marriage, spends more and more time in the clock tower above their apartment. As the second decade of the twentieth century draws to a close, the lives of the two couples become increasingly entwined. Startling revelations surface as layers of silence begin to crumble. Tell is both a ... story about the burdens of the past, and a ... reminder of how the secrets we bury to protect ourselves can also be the cause of our undoing.
Publisher: New York : Black Cat, a paperback imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: FICTION ITANI FRANCES
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Tell