The Dumb House


SKU: 9781784870119 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Product ID: 982523


In Persian myth, it is said that Akbar the Great built a palace which he filled with newborns, attended only by mutes, in order to learn whether language is innate or aquired. As the children grew into their silent and difficult world, this palace became known as the Gang Mahal, or Dumb House. In his first novel, John Burnside explores the possibilities inherent in a modern-day repetition of Akbar s investigations. The unnamed narrator creates a twisted variant of the Dumb House. When the children develop a musical language of their own, excluding their jailer, he extracts an appalling revenge.

ISBN: 9781784870119
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pub Date: 04/2016
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.10w x 0.60d

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Weight 0.35 lbs
Dimensions 7.70 × 5.10 × 0.60 in