Sounds Like Titanic recounts Hindman's time with an ensemble that faked their way through performances on the regular, and how the harrowing experience shaped her for years to come. The memoir touches base on other social issues affecting her early twenties - coming of age as a woman in the 90s, living in a post-9/11 America - all things I have only heard of in pieces from others who lived it. Being only in the first grade during this challenging time for the country myself, this memoir almost sounds fantastical, surreal in the way Tim O'Brien hashed out his own fictional experience in 'The Things They Carried', but just as impactful all the same. Hindman's memoir is cathartic in nature, simultaneously funny and heartwrenching, and is sure to capture the attention of all readers.
Relates how the author, an aspiring violinist, left her Appalachian home to pursue a career in classical music in New York, only to discover that the ensemble she has joined pretends to play over CD recordings, and describes her subsequent identity crisis and disillusionment.