When the song is over, what remains? A novel about rediscovering yourself when everything you once took for granted is gone.
Music is Simon's life - which is why he is devastated when a ministroke obliterates his hearing. He resists attempts to help him adjust to his new state, refusing to be counselled, 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 hearing loss.
In an emotionally compelling 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.
Sean Williams was born in the dry, flat lands of South Australia, where he still lives with his wife and family. He is the author of over 40 novels and 120 published short stories.
Shortlisted Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult Literature, NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2020 AU; Longlisted Best Book for Older Readers, CBCA Awards 2020 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
13 - 18
Children's, Teenage & educational