The Sound of Violet
by Allen Wolf
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Pub Date 21 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 3 Dec 2021
Morning Star Publishing, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Desperate to find his soulmate, Shawn goes on one awkward date after another until he encounters the alluring Violet. He starts dating her, but his autism keeps him from realizing that she’s actually a prostitute. Shawn thinks he’s found a possible wife, while Violet believes she’s discovered her ticket to a brand new life. This hilarious and dramatic award-winning story takes all kinds of twists and turns and has been adapted into a major motion picture.
A Note From the Publisher
“Entertaining, well-paced, and highly visual.
“Wolf, an award-winning filmmaker, has adapted this first novel from his own original screenplay, and its cinematic potential clearly shows. The high-concept narrative is entertaining, well-paced, and highly visual. It’s a charming, humorous, and hopeful tale. A quirky, touching love story that offers insights into autism, religion, and personal tragedy.”
“A wonderfully well-written, funny, romantic love story.
“Unique and inspirational. The Sound of Violet is not your average romance. Rarely do I find myself so captivated by a book that I cannot put it down for nearly two hours. Pick up this book and get lost in the beauty of their relationship. My only complaint would be that the story had an ending, as all stories do, and I did so want to keep reading on. Most highly recommended. The Sound of Violet is simply remarkable.”
“A sweet and entertaining romantic comedy.
“By turning conventions of contemporary romance on its stilettos and swapping out the typical sassy, fashion-obsessed female protagonist for an autistic male who reads jokes from index cards, Wolf puts a fresh spin on the genre. Adapted from his award-winning screenplay, The Sound of Violet shows signs of its origins with snappy dialogue and humorous, well-staged scenes. A sweet and entertaining romantic comedy, The Sound of Violet touches on autism and the power of faith. It will appeal to any reader who enjoys a blend of quirky characters, humor and drama.”
—Blue Ink Review
“Heartfelt, out-of-the-ordinary romance.
“A romantic twentysomething fails to spot that his new girlfriend is a prostitute because he is autistic. The situation has ample comedic potential, but it isn’t just played for laughs. This warm, witty story does not shy away from serious themes like exploitation, redemption, and true love. The Sound of Violet explores heavy issues with a light touch. It’s easy to see this being adapted into an enjoyable movie.”
“The Sound of Violet is simply remarkable.
“Mr. Wolf’s novel is beautifully written. Rarely will I find myself captivated by a book that I cannot put it down for nearly two hours. I read this book from start to finish in one sitting. Shawn was so sweet and Mr. Wolf really strove to write him as believable as possible. My heart went out to his gentle nature and simple desire to be loved. After all, isn’t that what we all want in life? Violet was a very sympathetic character and I found myself hoping more than anything for a happy ending for the pair. Pick up this book and get lost in the beauty of their relationship. The Sound of Violet is simply remarkable and was a complete pleasure to review.”
“Hilarious and Inventive.
“Love is one of the most powerful and mysterious forces in the world. In The Sound of Violet, Allen Wolf explores the depth of this binding force in hilarious and inventive ways, and makes us think about what it is that brings two unlikely people together.”
—Tom Zoellner, Winner of The National Book Critics Circle Award
Average rating from 67 members
One of my best reads of 2021! Shawn is autistic and dreams about meeting “the one”, however he has a hard time getting passed the first date. Until he meets Violet, a prostitute who mistakes his invitation to dinner as him wanting to hire her. To say that reading this book became addictive is a huge understatement. I would stupidly pick the book up only intending to read a couple of chapters to fill in the odd half hour but I would become so wrapped up in the story that I would still be sat there well over an hour and several chapters later. My book wasn’t exactly glued to my hand but it might as well have been because it travelled everywhere with me. I just couldn’t bear to miss a single second of the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️