About Silent Symphonies
Set in mid-nineties London, Silent Symphonies follows the life of sultry Leila Cranston-Jasper, a highly-strung writer in her thirties on a quest to find love, peace and a semblance of normalcy in her idiosyncratic life. Her husband, Akash Yoganathan numbs Leila and picks her apart using his arrogant intelligence and wit. Parallel to this providence is her involvement with a scholarly, subtly sexy cardiologist, Kaobi Chetachi-Ubah, who breaks down Leila’s walls one brick at a time, luring her to a life that she can only ever taste on the tip of her tongue.
When a chance encounter with a fortune-teller gives Leila a cryptic overview of her destiny she dismisses this as hogwash. Then her rose-tinted-glasses of naiveté fall off in a series of dramatic events.
She spends her life-time in the company of the oddity of the fortune-tellers words. The leaves of destiny then dance in accordance with the rhythm of the wind.
Silent Symphonies Reviews
- Mrs BD Coker
- Deborah Chukwuedo
- Oghogho Anyaru
- Ivy F
- AI Tarego
book with hope and anticipation. Leila instantly struck me as a smart, independent woman. I found myself asking why is she stuck in this relationship?! She's smart, loyal and proud. Then it finally stuck me, leila is a metaphor for all of us women. The smart woman. The strong woman. The uncertain woman. The insecure woman. Leila was the inside woman of all of us, guiding us through her difficult decisions like a painful memory, one step at a time. Sometimes as women, we make decisions that we feel are isolated, and that make us feel as though we are alone in this thought process. I feel like this book is a path in which we can all channel our female energy
- Nkaepe Lisk-Carew