The suspect speaker
There are fifteen short short stories in this volume. All the stories are about people who have difficulty in verbal communication.
People with aphasia.
Aphasia is the loss of a previously held ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain caused by injury or disease. These stories contain a taste, an inkling, of what it is to have aphasia: the frustrations, the anger, the acceptance and the blessings.
Each story here has three versions: A, B and C.
The A version is for people who have aphasia that have difficulty in reading. The sentences are compact and descriptions are sparse.
The C versions is for people with aphasia who can read, or who like to be read to, by their supporters/carers.
The B versions are in-between - a therapeutic 'sandwich'. People who have aphasia can get the gist of the stories from the A version, and in recovery, over time, can extend their reading ability for the B or C stories.