THE SONG IS YOU by Arthur Phillips

Julian Donahue, the protagonist in the wonderful THE SONG IS YOU, is a middle-aged drifter. He directs commercials for a living and has separated from his wife after the loss of their two-year-old son. Worse, he is at a point in his life where he is clearly able to see the trajectory pretty much every action of his will trace—in other words, he sees the pointlessness of it all and is in a funk. The only thing that keeps him connected and interested, is music—more specifically, his iPod—which reminds him of all the significant moments in his life.

May 4, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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