THE SONGS OF US
A split-second dumb decision can sometimes have life-altering repercussions. For Melody, who had run out of de-icer and used hot water to scrape ice off her car windscreen, it leads to her slipping and banging her head on black ice. The resulting brain injury manifests into a bizarre condition that makes her break out into song and dance routines, which often have embarrassing consequences for her and her two teenaged children. But that’s not the only misfortune that has befallen Melody and her family. More than a decade ago, her husband Dev disappeared after he was in a car accident with the children. He and daughter Rosie escaped injury, but toddler Flynn was scarred for life. Unable to bear the guilt or look at the damage he accidentally caused to his son, Dev abandons his family. Written from the points of view of Melody, Dev, Rosie and Flynn, this quirky, dark and poignant family comedy will have you laughing, crying and cringing at some of the crazy scenarios. Be sure to give yourself some distractionfree reading time because once you begin, you won’t want to put this down.