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The Prague sonata : a novel, Bradford Morrow

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The Prague sonata : a novel
Title
The Prague sonata
Title remainder
a novel
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Bradford Morrow
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eng
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"A treasure of a novel, a deliciously enveloping musical mystery which I read with marvel and gusto. A virtuoso performance!"--Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife. Music and war, war and music--these are the twin motifs around which Bradford Morrow, recipient of the Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has composed his magnum opus, The Prague Sonata , a novel more than a dozen years in the making. In the early days of the new millennium, pages of a worn and weathered original sonata manuscript--the gift of a Czech immigrant living out her final days in Queens--come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury. To Meta's eye, it appears to be an authentic eighteenth-century work; to her discerning ear, the music rendered there is commanding, hauntingly beautiful, clearly the undiscovered composition of a master. But there is no indication of who the composer might be. The gift comes with the request that Meta attempt to 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 Dvoï¿1⁄2r#65533;k 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 after the music's secrets. Magisterially evoking decades of Prague's tragic and triumphant history, from the First World War through the soaring days of the Velvet Revolution, and moving from postwar London to the heartland of immigrant America, The Prague Sonata is both epic and intimate, evoking the ways in which individual notes of love and sacrifice become part of the celebratory symphony of life
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Title
The Prague sonata
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Coming into the possession a mysterious 18th-century sonata manuscript, a young musicologist is astonished by the mastery of the music and embarks on a search for the identities of the composer and the manuscript's true owner
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O8754
LC item number
P73 2017
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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Bradford Morrow
The Prague sonata : a novel, Bradford Morrow
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The Prague sonata : a novel, Bradford Morrow
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ocn975125676
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
512 p. :
Isbn
9780802127150
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acidfree paper)
Lccn
2017018308

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