Prague Sonata - Bradford Morrow (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781611855036
Department
Books
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Bradford Morrow
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Edition
Main
Language
English
Number of Pages
528
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 31mm (198g)

Annotation

A literary quest reaching from Nazi-occupied Prague to turn-of-the-millennium New York as a young musicologist seeks to solve the mystery behind an eighteenth-century sonata manuscript

Summary

Pages of a weathered original sonata manuscript - the gift of a Czech immigrant living in Queens - come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury. The gift comes with the request that Meta find the manuscript's true owner - a Prague friend the old woman has not heard from since the Second World War forced them apart - and to make the three-part sonata whole again.

Leaving New York behind for the land of Dvorak and Kafka, Meta sets out on an unforgettable search to locate the remaining movements of the sonata and uncover a story that has influenced the course of many lives, even as it becomes clear that she isn't the only one seeking the music's secrets.

Classification

General Subject
Music
BISAC Subject 1
Music / General
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Contemporary Women
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Historical
BIC Classification 1
Historical fiction
BIC Classification 2
Music
BIC Classification 3
Fiction & related items
BIC Classification 4
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Prague Czech Republic - Fiction
Dewey Classification
813.6

Author Bio

Bradford Morrow is the author of eight novels, including Trinity Fields, The Diviner's Tale, and most recently, The Forgers, as well as a short-story collection, The Uninnocent. He is the founding editor of Conjunctions and has contributed to many anthologies and journals. A Bard Center Fellow and professor of literature at Bard College, he lives in New York City.