The Silent History is not your typical leisurely read. It is a serialized electronic novel, which only works on iPhones and iPads that requires the reader to actually be at the places marked on the novel in order to read them.
The plot is about a recent epidemic within newborn babies who stopped developing language abilities. It is a heartbreaking story, told in first person by parents, doctors, teachers and neighbors. The stories are on a schedule, starting from the beginning of the epidemic until 2043.
This groundbreaking read is the brainchild of author, editor, and former publisher Eli Horowitz in collaboration with designer and technologist Russell Quinn and writers Matthew Derby and Kevin Moffett.
The GPS-aided interactive book is ingenious and creatively challenges conventional reading practices.