Shall I Say a Kiss? (Hardcover)
Gallaudet University Press, 9781563680762, 159pp.
Publication Date: March 3, 1999
Shall I Say A Kiss? opens a window into the lives of two working-class, Jewish, British, Deaf people in the 1930s, by offering an account of their "lived" experience during the tumultuous times just prior to World War II. Mostly written by Eva, the letters focus further as a record of the opinions of a young, working-class, Deaf woman about to embark upon marriage and life in a new country. The challenges she faced, including de facto barriers for both deaf and Jewish immigrants, and the prospect of uniting with a man she knew mostly through his letters alone, make for a compelling and emotional trip through her life. Shall I Say A Kiss? serves as a singular social document and also as an engaging and often moving narrative that will win audiences among academics and romantics alike.