The Silent History
The Silent History
A Novel
Matthew Derby, Eli Horowitz, Kevin Moffett

An innovative literary thriller about a generation of children born unable to create or comprehend language.

Sometime right around now, doctors, nurses, and—most of all—parents begin to notice an epidemic spreading among children. Children who are physically normal in every way except that they do not speak and do not respond to speech; they don't learn to read, don’t learn to write. Theories spread—maybe it’s related to a popular antidepressant. Maybe these children, without the ability to use or comprehend language, have special skills of their own.
Unfolding in a series of brief testimonials from parents, teachers, friends, doctors, cult leaders, profiteers, impostors—everyone touched by the silent phenomenon except, of course, the children themselves—The Silent History is both a bold storytelling experiment and an unexpectedly propulsive reading experience. Originally conceived and serially published as an award-winning iPhone/iPad app by Eli Horowitz, the former publisher of McSweeney’s, along with the acclaimed novelists Matthew Derby and Kevin Moffett and the intrepid coder Russell Quinn, the book has been reedited and, at times, rewritten into a definitive, nuanced, and unputdownable text, a story that is timely, timeless, and terrifying.

Title The Silent History
Subtitle A Novel
Authors Matthew Derby, Eli Horowitz, Kevin Moffett
Publisher FSG Originals
Title First Published 10 June 2014
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 528 p.
ISBN-10 0374534470
ISBN-13 9780374534479
Publication Date 10 June 2014
Main content page count 528
Weight 16 oz.

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