Between Two Worlds is a 27,500-word novel about the fictitious life of David Rothman, a violin virtuoso. On his twelfth birthday, David has a sudden and irreparable hearing loss, plunging him into a world of deafness.
The novel shows how an adolescent boy, who had his future plotted out like a road map, copes with this silent disability. How will he communicate with his friends? What can he do about school? Where does his future lie?
At the age of forty-four I had a severe hearing loss. From that experience, I was inspired to write this story. It shows by example how children can cope with adversity. If a person has a willingness to learn, and an open mind to explore all possibilities, he can find a way to succeed. With the help of his family, an unexpected mentor, and a new best friend, David is brought from the dredges of near suicide to become a savior of a young child. From his experiences, he decides to dedicate his life to teaching.
David Rothman’s success in the deaf world will provide inspiration for all teens to draw upon their inner strength. Like David, with the support of family and friends, they will find a place for themselves, and they can accomplish anything.