The Piano Tuner (Compact Disc)

The Piano Tuner By Chiang-Sheng Kuo, Fernando Chien (Read by) Cover Image
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Description


A widower grieving for his young wife. A piano tuner concealing a lifetime of secrets. An out-of-tune Steinway piano. A journey of self-discovery across time and continents, from a dark apartment in Taipei's red-light district to snow-clad New York. At the heart of the story is the nameless narrator, the piano tuner. In his forties, he is balding and ugly, a loser by any standard. But he was once a musical prodigy. What betrayal and what heartbreak made him walk away from greatness? Long hailed in Taiwan as a writer's writer, Chiang-Sheng Kuo delivers a stunningly powerful, compact novel in The Piano Tuner. It's a book of sounds: both of music and of the heart, from Rachmaninoff to Schubert, from Glenn Gould to Sviatoslav Richter, from untapped potential to unrequited love. With a cadence and precision that bring to mind Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, Kazuo Ishiguro's Nocturnes, and Yasunari Kawabata's Snow Country, this short novel may be a portrait of the artist as a failure, but it also describes a pursuit of the ultimate beauty in music and in love.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781666631081
ISBN-10: 1666631086
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: March 20th, 2023
Language: English