The Sign for Home by Blair Fell



May 1, 2022 (by Jessica Girotti)

Sublime! This debut novel is funny, heart breaking and hopeful. It is told in the second person POV of Arlo Dilly, a young DeafBlind man and the first person POV of Cyril, his interpreter. I could not put this one down! Loved the characters, loved the story, and especially loved the new understanding that I have of what it might be like to be Deaf or DeafBlind. From the difficulty of understanding the English language when you can't hear it and learned to speak in ASL, to the struggles of not being able to read the facial expressions and body language of the people around you. Not to mention the day to day challenges of navigating a new place that I, as a seeing, hearing person, definitely take for granted.

Thank you to Atria Books and #NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of this novel. My review is voluntary and all opinions are my own.

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