Celebrities on Carson's Book
"I was impressed with Carson's ability to talk about another time and another generation," said Marlee. "She captured deafness, not with the terms we use to describe it today, but accurately for her time and place."
"When I grew up I felt lonely. Back at that time the hearing aid was not as good as it is today. It was very frustrating for me—I had a bitter feeling towards hearing people," Heather describes. "Today, people have a better attitude towards deaf people. Technology is much better, and that's what makes such a difference."
Heather: Look at my life. Look how many blessings I've received. I am happy even though I'm deaf.
Marlee: I'm always hunting for comfort, for myself and for my children. Making sure that my family is safe, and healthy. It's as simple as that. Remember, the handicap is not in the ear. It's in the mind.
"It's a masterpiece of contemporary fiction because it does such a good job of describing the alienation and disconnection that we all feel. Almost every character is a sympathetic character. They're making these efforts to connect and they're all desperately vulnerable at the same time." According to Moby, it's always easy to find the music, "It's almost like a symphony of the human condition."
Learn more about this music in the novel.