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    The echo chamber

    Williams, Luke A. (2011) The echo chamber. London, UK: Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. ISBN 9780241956946.

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    Abstract

    Enter the world of Evie Steppman, born into the dying days of the British Empire in Nigeria. It's loud and cacophonous. Why? Because Evie can hear things no one else can. Although she's too young to understand all the sounds she takes in, she hoards them in a vast internal sonic archive. Today, alone in an attic in Scotland, Evie's powers of hearing are starting to fade, and she must write her story before it disintegrates into a meaningless din. But the attic itself is not as quiet as she hoped. The scratching of mice, the hum of traffic, the tic-toc of a pocket watch and countless other sounds merge with the noises of Evie's past: her time in the womb, her childhood in Nigeria, her travels across America with her lover...

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    Item Type: Book
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): literary fiction, listening, silence, colonialism, Nigeria, transcription, Empire
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Luke Williams
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 09:35
    Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 20:12
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5526

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