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Charles Marlow is a Seattle English teacher who instructs his students to expand their worlds through language. Lately, however, with one child off to college and the pressure from his ex-wife to make plans for their severely autistic son who's about to age out of the system, he prefers the company of the ghosts he turns up in the storage boxes in his crawl space. There he finds the totems that betray the darker moments of his youth - memories that were buried for decades when he met the ambitious and sparkling Alison LeFevre. But the complications of parenthood proved fatal to their marriage, and Charles has been stagnant ever since.
Language Arts is a wise and perceptive novel about how accumulated guilt and fear can embalm us in middle age and how one man who lost his way in life and love regains both. Kallos' previous novels include Broken for You and Sing Them Home.
©2015 Stephanie Kallos (P)2015 Recorded Books
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By Jacque on 09-01-16

Gobsmacking marvelous.

If you live with or among disadvantaged people, read this book. If you have never met a disadvantaged person, READ this book. If you are simply swept away by beautiful writing, read this beautiful book.

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By Nancy Lind on 06-09-17

Great use of language

I enjoyed the language but found the story a little dark and disjointed. Narration was excellent

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