A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family - Chapter 10, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Lou Ann Walker
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Chapter 10, Chapter 11 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 10: Walker chooses to go to college at Ball Street, because it's close to home and it has a program for training teachers of the deaf. While schoolwork is not a problem, Walker still deals with the stigma of deafness. She hides an awkwardly-worded letter written by her deaf Aunt Imogene in fears her roommate may insult Imogene's poor grasp of English. Uncle Garnel and Aunt Imogene are embarrassing for Walker; Garnel makes grunting noises when he signs, and Imogene always tries to get Walker to teach her crochet though Walker has little patience for it. When Garnel and Imogene visit her at college, she makes sure it's a quiet affair and that she doesn't introduce them to everyone. Unfortunately, the pair wake up her entire dorm building by using the Emergency Exit Only stairs, and of course not...

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