Impossible Music (Hardcover)

By Sean Williams

Clarion Books, 9780544816206, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

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Description

In an emotionally compelling tale crackling with originality, when a teen musician goes deaf, his quest to create an entirely new form of music brings him to a deeper understanding of his relationship to the hearing world, of himself, and of the girl he meets along the way. 

Music is Simon’s life—which is why he is devastated when a stroke destroys his hearing. He resists attempts to help him adjust to his new state, refusing to be counseled, refusing to learn sign-language, refusing to have anything to do with Deaf culture. Refusing, that is, until he meets G, a tough-as-nails girl dealing with her own newly-experienced deafness.

In an emotionally engaging tale crackling with originality, Simon's quest to create an entirely new form of music forces him into a deeper understanding of his relationship to the hearing world, of himself, and of the girl he meets along the way. 
 


About the Author

Sean Williams is the award-winning, #1 New York Times best-selling author of over forty novels, as well as short stories, poetry, and a science-fiction musical. He lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit him online at seanwilliams.com and on Twitter and Instagram @adelaidesean.


Praise For Impossible Music

"Simon's story of confronting deafness and Deaf culture feels fresh....An honest, satisfying, and surprisingly original coming-of-age story."—Kirkus

"[P]rofound....An inspiring read that is told with verve and depth."—Booklist

"A thought-provoking examination of what music is and means through a well-researched portrayal of ­sudden hearing loss."—School Library Journal