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The Resource Love is blind : the rapture of Brodie Moncur, William Boyd

Love is blind : the rapture of Brodie Moncur, William Boyd

Label
Love is blind : the rapture of Brodie Moncur
Title
Love is blind
Title remainder
the rapture of Brodie Moncur
Statement of responsibility
William Boyd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Whitbread Award-winning author of A Good Man in Africa and the Costa Award-winning Restless now gives us a sweeping new novel that unfolds across fin-de-siècle Europe as it tells a story of ineffable passions -- familial, artistic, romantic -- and their power to shape, and destroy, a life. Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron -- "The Irish Liszt" -- The pianist Brodie accompanies on all of his tours from Paris to Saint Petersburg, as essential to Kilbarron as the pianist's own hands. It is a luxurious life, and a level of success Brodie could hardly have dreamed of growing up in a remote Scottish village, in a household ruled by a tyrannical father. But Brodie would gladly give it all up for the love of the Russian soprano Lika Blum: beautiful, worldly, seductive -- and consort to Kilbarron. And though seemingly doomed from the start, Brodie's passion for her only grows as their lives become increasingly more intertwined, more secretive, and, finally, more dangerous -- what Brodie doesn't know about Lika, and about her connection to Kilbarron and his sinister brother, Malachi, eventually testing not only his love for her but his ability, and will, to survive"--
Summary
Accompanying a famed pianist on a tour from Paris to Saint Petersburg, a brilliant but haunted piano tuner risks everything to pursue a Russian soprano with ties to his employer
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732604
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyd, William
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piano technicians
  • Pianists
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Target audience
adult
Label
Love is blind : the rapture of Brodie Moncur, William Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063960297
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780241295946
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020612376
Label
Love is blind : the rapture of Brodie Moncur, William Boyd
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063960297
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780241295946
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020612376

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