The Resource The Prague sonata : a novel, Bradford Morrow, (ebook)

The Prague sonata : a novel, Bradford Morrow, (ebook)

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The Prague sonata : a novel
Title
The Prague sonata
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bradford Morrow
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Dvor<U+00df>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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1951-
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Morrow, Bradford
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Manuscripts
  • Composers
  • Women musicologists
  • Electronic books
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Prague sonata : a novel, Bradford Morrow, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802189233
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
Publisher number
MWT11968786
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11968786
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MWT11968786
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Prague sonata : a novel, Bradford Morrow, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802189233
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11968786
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11968786
System control number
MWT11968786
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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