Greta is an average young woman with average young woman issues. This is a familiar story in many ways, but with one difference: Greta is deaf. The author, Maxine Sinclair, is a British Sign Language interpreter and has a Deaf husband, a position that promises the real experience of the difficulties facing young D/deaf people. Greta struggles with her identity and the feeling of isolation. She is presented with a series of difficult decisions as she tries to navigate through the two worlds of D/deaf and hearing, and her relationship with both sides. This is a rare insight into the life of a deaf character in a hearing world.
Being Greta featured in Loud Silence, Heady Mix’s debut collection that spotlighted writers from the D/deaf community.