Soundproofing the Earth [NOOK Book]

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Verity’s desire to have a child is reflected in everything she sees, from roadside weeds to sandbars in the Gulf of Mexico. She hears this desire in every conversation at work, and every South Florida thunderstorm. But Tom cannot give her the child she wants. Having survived cancer as a young boy, Tom gained the hands needed to hold on to those things he loved about being alive, but he lost the ability to have children of his own. Soundproofing the Earth is a novel about the couple’s unsuccessful attempts at ...
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Soundproofing the Earth

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Overview

Verity’s desire to have a child is reflected in everything she sees, from roadside weeds to sandbars in the Gulf of Mexico. She hears this desire in every conversation at work, and every South Florida thunderstorm. But Tom cannot give her the child she wants. Having survived cancer as a young boy, Tom gained the hands needed to hold on to those things he loved about being alive, but he lost the ability to have children of his own. Soundproofing the Earth is a novel about the couple’s unsuccessful attempts at having a child, and how they come to know the simplicity of human connection through tragedy, suffering, understanding and isolation. These are two people that you may not know personally, but their quiet battle with the disasters of living is something that most people endure, and to which they can relate. Verity looks to her older sister, and the sand of her Florida home, for guidance. Tom returns to Ohio to find out how to walk again by searching the sunflower fields he discovered as a young man before moving to Florida. What they find is that after several attempts at having a child, all that remains in their lives are the attempts they make at keeping their love, and their marriage, from failing. This is a literary drama depicting the problems facing a couple attempting to start a family using modern fertility treatments.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011825323
  • Publisher: Barry T. Wireman
  • Publication date: 10/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 114 KB

Meet the Author

Barry T. Wireman was born in Berea, Ohio in 1971. He survived a childhood battle with cancer, and often claims that this was an experience that was both painful and incredible. He has said that surviving the disease gave him new hands with which to grab hold of everything that surrounds his life. Trained as a high school English teacher, he left the teaching profession to work in law enforcement. He currently works as a robbery/homicide detective, and is also a member of SWAT. He has worked for the same police department for over a decade. He attended graduate school full time while working as a patrol officer, earning his MAS in American Literature from the University of South Florida. He wrote his master's thesis on the darkness of the American soul running through the country's literature. He based his idea of this darkness by examining The Fathers, a novel by Allen Tate. He has written numerous poems, and is currently working on his second novel, titled Streetlight Conversation.
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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    amateurish

    Tedious, boring style.

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