Three years after being kidnapped as a "live specimen" in a cruel experiment to determine the cause of her deafness, Mary
Lambert has grown weary of domestic life on Martha's Vineyard, and even of her once beloved writing.
So when an old acquaintance summons her to an isolated manor house outside Boston to teach a young deaf girl to
communicate, Mary agrees. But can a child of eight with no prior language be taught? And is Mary up to the task? With newfound
purpose, Mary arrives only to discover that there is much more to the girl's story--and the circumstances of her confinement--than
she ever could have imagined. Suddenly, teaching her and freeing her from the prison of her isolation, takes on much greater
meaning, and peril.
Riveting and complex, delicately nuanced and fervently feminist, Set Me Free is a masterful stand-alone companion to Show Me
a Sign, and a searing exposé of ableism, racism, and colonialism that will challenge you to think differently about the dignity and
capacity within every human being.