The Prague Sonata
—”Bradford Morrow is an astonishing author.” Joyce Carol Oates
“A treasure of a novel, a deliciously enveloping musical thriller.”—Diane Ackerman
Songs and war, war and music—these are the twin motifs all-all-about 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 additional than a dozen numerous many years in the making.
In the early days of the new millennium, on line pages of a worn and weathered key sonata manuscript—the existing of a Czech immigrant residing out her closing events in Queens—come into the fingers of Meta Taverner, a youthful musicologist whose concert piano occupation was lower shorter by an injuries. To Meta’s eye, it seems to be an trusted eighteenth-century get the occupation accomplished to her discerning ear, the music rendered there is commanding, hauntingly attractive, unquestionably the undiscovered composition of a grasp. But there is no indication of who the composer could be. The reward arrives with the request that Meta attempt to uncover the manuscript’s proper owner—a Prague superior fantastic good friend the preceding lady has not go via from mostly mainly because the 2nd Complete globe War forced them apart—and to make the a handful of-portion sonata full the minute when additional. Leaving New York powering for the land of Dvořák and Kafka, Meta sets out on an unforgettable lookup to find the remaining actions of the sonata and uncover a tale that has impacted the method of a variety of existence, even as it will flip out to be distinct that she is not the only one particular just just after the music’s procedures.
Magisterially evoking a extended time of Prague’s tragic and triumphant heritage, from the 1st Setting War by way of the soaring days of the Velvet Revolution, and transferring from postwar London to the heartland of immigrant America, The Prague Sonata is the two epic and personal, evoking the techniques in which personal notes of like and sacrifice maximize to be component of the celebratory symphony of day by day residing.
The Prague Sonata
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