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Song Is You, The
Author: Arthur Phillips
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 31 August 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5 x 2.2
'He tapped at his iPod, feeling within a note or two whether each random offering could provide what he was craving . . . skip, skip, skip, his temper rising, and then he felt it, just the opening chords . . . He stopped punching his iPod's face, and he leaned back on the bench and wondered, marvelled, felt the world slowly reopening to him.' Julian Donahue is obsessed with his iPod. Each song that shuffles through 'that greatest of all human inventions' triggers a memory. There are songs for the girls from when he was single; there's the one for the day he met his wife-to-be, and another for the day his son was born. But when his family falls apart, even music loses its hold on him, and he has nothing. Until one snowy night in Brooklyn, when his life's soundtrack-and life itself-starts to play again. He stumbles into a bar and sees Cait O'Dwyer, a flame-haired Irish rock singer, performing with her band, and a strange and unlikely love affair is ignited. Over the next few months, Julian and Cait's passion for music and each other is played out, though they never meet. In cryptic emails, text messages, cell-phone videos, and lyrics posted on Cait's website, they find somet...
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