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Sounds like Titanic a memoir

by Hindman, Jessica Chiccehitto,

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A Finalist for the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography"Deliciously bizarre and utterly American....[A] Coen brothers movie come to life....I couldn't put it down." —Caitlin Doughty, best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?Sounds Like Titanic tells the unforgettable story of how Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman became a fake violinist. Struggling to pay her college tuition, Hindman accepts a dream position in an award-winning ensemble that brings ready money. But the ensemble is a sham. When the group performs, the microphones are off while the music—which sounds suspiciously like the soundtrack to the movie Titanic—blares from a hidden CD player. Hindman, who toured with the ensemble and its peculiar Composer for four years, writes with unflinching candor and humor about her surreal and quietly devastating odyssey. Sounds Like Titanic is at once a singular coming-of-age memoir about the lengths to which one woman goes to make ends meet and an incisive articulation of modern anxieties about gender, class, and ambition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hindman traveled the country, performed on PBS, even went to China as an ensemble violinist for the man she calls the Composer. Getting paid to play for crowds of adoring fans the instrument she'd literally traversed mountains to learn as a kid in Appalachia at first helped her overlook the Composer's unique take on "live" performance: Hindman and her fellow musicians played almost inaudibly while prerecorded music blasted audiences with the Composer's pennywhistle-heavy creations, and footage of soaring eagles was projected on giant screens. Hindman, who now teaches writing, plants her addictive, confessional, and often-funny memoir in a fertile discussion of authenticity and Americanness in the aftermath of 9/11. The performances ultimately took a serious toll, but readers will note Hindman's refusal to cast anyone as plain monster or hapless victim, and be struck by her grasp of the many ironies of her situation chiefly, that it was easier to find work as a fake musician than as a real war reporter, which is what she most wanted to be after graduating from Columbia. Far-reaching, insightful, and unputdownable.--Annie Bostrom Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Hindman, Jessica Chiccehitto
Violinists United States Biography
Biography & Autobiography
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :W. W. Norton & Company2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780393651652
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