Humor, pain and copious amounts of love run throughout this critically acclaimed novel by Tom Lanoye that sold almost 135,000 copies in Holland and Belgium alone.
Both brave and honest, Speechless is a poignant homage to Lanoye’s late mother who loses her ability to speak after a stroke
Tom Lanoye is one of the most popular and well-regarded Flemish authors who is well-known for his unique cabaret‐style performances. He is the author of over 50 works of poetry, drama and fiction.
Hits on several high-interest topics – death and mental illness in families, stroke survivorship, growing up a homosexual in Europe, and euthanasia.
Speechless was translated into fifteen languages and adapted into a film by Hilde Van Miegham in 2017.