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Shtum a novel by Jem Lester

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Autistic youth,
  • Fiction,
  • Fathers and sons,
  • Parents of autistic children

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJem Lester
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6112.E775 S55 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination313 pages
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27234948M
ISBN 101468314726
ISBN 109781468314724
LC Control Number2017002703
OCLC/WorldCa961156666

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  Drawn from Jem Lester’s experience of raising an autistic child, Shtum is “a darker, sadder version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, but just as moving” (Observer). In this darkly funny and emotive novel, Ben Jewell has hit a breaking point/5().   Shtum is a book with true heart and soul, and I loved every word.” Joanna Cannon. A moving, darkly funny new novelWhatShtumdoes well, and memorably, is describe the ferocity of attachment a parent feels toward a disabled child. It unsentimentally lays out the terrain such a parent must negotiate both at home and institutionally, and paints a vivid portrait of a family under siege by Brand: ABRAMS.   Shtum, the Yiddish word for keeping silent or hiding secrets, is the perfect title for a novel in which even those who can speak do not share their thoughts with each other. Ben is a copywriter. 'A book with true heart and soul' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble With Goats and Sheep. What readers are saying about this heartwarming book from Jem Lester: 'This book has gone onto my all-time favourite list' 'This is a book that will stay with me for a very long time.' 'I cried my heart out.' 'A gripping and emotional story.' 'Brilliant Brand: Orion Publishing Co.

  In “Shtum,” a moving, darkly funny new novel by British journalist Jem Lester, who is the father of a severely autistic child, the narrator is a somewhat dissolute something man named. Keeping Shtum and Other Communication Strategies has been published in paperback and e-book formats _____ Full publication Continue reading → Post navigation Create a .   Shtum is a book with true heart and soul, and I loved every word (Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP) A darker, sadder version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, but just as moving (OBSERVER) Angry and fiercely funny The ending tears the heart out; this is an unforgettable first novel (THE TIMES)Reviews: SHTUM. by Jem Lester. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. An issue-centered novel from former British journalist Lester showcases severe autism from the point of view of a devoted, deeply flawed father. Ten-year-old Jonah cannot speak, is not toilet-trained, and has emotionally.

  In an admittedly less than comprehensive search, I was unable to find any other American uses beyond Carmody’s, other than an National Public Radio interview with the British author of a novel called Shtum (about a year-old boy with autism who has never spoken). Therefore I’m classifying it as “Outlier.” (BTW, Green’s has a separate entry for the verb form Carmody used, “shtoom up.”). There will be readings at the RNLI on June 10 from new Iron Press book "Shtum" by poet David Bateman on the experiences of the life of a stutterer and the same day will see the launch at the same venue of The Water Thief, the latest work by Cullercoats novelist Kitty Fitzgerald. Drawn from Jem Lester's experience of raising an autistic child, Shtum is "a darker, sadder version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, but just as moving" (Observer). In this darkly funny and emotive novel, Ben Jewell has hit a breaking point. For example, a secular (English) "Book" but a holy (Hebrew) "Sefer"; or regular "lights" but a "Shabbos Leichter" (or "Lachter" depending on sub-group type). This will vary from 10% in "normal" speech to 40% in a lecture or Talmudic discussion.