Raymond Luczak is the author and editor of over ten books, including Assembly Required: Notes from a Deaf Gay Life and Mute: Poems. Ever since his breakthrough Christopher Street magazine essay “Notes of a Deaf Gay Writer” in December 1990, he has gone on to edit two anthologies about the Deaf GLBT community: Eyes of Desire: A Deaf Gay & Lesbian Reader and Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf GLBT Reader. His work has appeared in over ten anthologies and many periodicals. As a playwright, he has seen sixteen of his stage plays performed in three countries; four of them were collected in Whispers of a Savage Sort and Other Plays about the Deaf American Experience. As a filmmaker, Luczak has directed the full-length documentaries Guy Wonder: Stories & Artwork and Nathie: No Hand-Me-Downs. He has collaborated with the renowned storyteller Manny Hernandez on their DVDs Manny ASL: Stories in American Sign Language and Manny: ASL for a Better Life. He resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Men With Their Hands
by Raymond Luczak
Growing up different is never easy, but Michael, a deaf young man from a small town, knows that he must find his true family beyond his biological one. He struggles and fails to find others of his kind until he attends college in New York City.
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