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  • Available on 10/01/2019

    ISBN: 9781094030814

  • Available on 10/01/2019

    ISBN: 9781094030807

  • Available on 10/01/2019

    ISBN: 9781094030821

Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Simon’s story of confronting deafness and Deaf culture feels fresh….An honest, satisfying, and surprisingly original coming-of-age story.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Sean Williams

Author Bio: Sean Williams

Sean Williams is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several novels for adults, as well as the coauthor of the middle-grade series Troubletwisters with Garth Nix. As a resident of South Australia—which he reports is a lovely place a long way away from the rest of the world—Sean has often dreamed of stepping into a booth and being somewhere else, instantly. This has led to a fascination with the social, psychological, and moral implications of such technology. When not pondering such weighty matters, Sean can generally be found eating chocolate (actually, he eats chocolate while pondering these matters, too).

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English