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For Merelene Durham it's been fifteen years of coping, of determination not to lose her purchase on this world, a world that has become almost unendurable since her rakish husband, Mayfield, fled after encephalitis turned their son Roland's mind into a strange, shell-holed country.
Blind Tongues is the story of what happens when Mayfield unexpectedly returns, and his conviction that a newly made fortune can make Roland whole again -- of a brilliant local attorney whose body bears the scars of aviation heroics in World War II -- and finally of Merelene herself, who must choose between these two competitors in love while trying to accept the sweet simplicity of her ageless son.
Copyright Sterling Watson
"Blind Tongues is a stunning novel. Sterling Watson creates a woman of great richness in a prose that is at once movingly lyrical and lucid. His voice rises to that rare level of genius that characterizes only our very best novelists. Blind Tongues is a story with power and suspense at every turn, and gold in every sentence."
--James Hall, author of Under Cover of Daylight