Impossible Music

book review

Impossible Music

written by
sean williams
review by
todd kuchel

Music was Simon’s life, until a midnight mini-stroke left him with cortical deafness.

Anguished by his resulting condition, Simon reluctantly yields to his mother’s efforts to help him adapt, while his father offers distractions.

When Simon’s final diagnosis comes with the realisation that he will never hear again, his enthusiasm for joining the deaf community is nil.

Simon struggles knowing that the rest of his life will be without the thing he loves most in the world.

Things however begin to change during a sign language class, when Simon meets G ‘Short for George,’ a girl who has also recently suffered hearing loss.

With the help of her friendship, Simon rides the journey of re-discovering himself in his new life.

Although I have very little understanding of the deaf community, I felt this story opened my eyes to the lives of so many.

This is a good passionate, heartfelt read about dealing with life’s challenges no matter the circumstance.

What I also found interesting was the fact that it is the first novel I have read which is set in Adelaide.

Available to purchase from July 2019, or pre-order now at The Ravens Parlour book store, Tanunda.

Todd Kuchell

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