Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir
  • Author : Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
  • Release Date : 12 February 2019
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393651652

Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir Book Summary

A young woman leaves Appalachia for life as a classical musician—or so she thinks. When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group “performs,” the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer, who is gaslighting his audiences with music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic movie soundtrack. On tour with his chaotic ensemble, Hindman spirals into crises of identity and disillusionment as she “plays” for audiences genuinely moved by the performance, unable to differentiate real from fake. Sounds Like Titanic is a surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story. Hindman writes with precise, candid prose and sharp insight into ambition and gender, especially when it comes to the difficulties young women face in a world that views them as silly, shallow, and stupid. As the story swells to a crescendo, it gives voice to the anxieties and illusions of a generation of women, and reveals the failed promises of a nation that takes comfort in false realities.

Sounds Like Titanic  A Memoir

Sounds Like Titanic A Memoir

Author : Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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