The Piano Man's Daughter
HarperCollins, 8 janv. 2002 - 512 pages
Narrated by Charlie Kilworth, whose birth is an echo of his mother's own illegitimate beginnings, The Piano Man's Daughter is the lyrical, multilayered tale of Charlie's mother, Lily, his grandmother Ede, and their family. Lily is a woman pursued by her own demons, "making off with the matches just when the fires caught hold," "a beautiful, mad genius, first introduced to us singing in her mother's belly." It is also the tale of people who dream in songs, two Irish immigrant families facing a new and uncertain future in turn-of-the-century Toronto. Finally, it is a richly detailed tribute to a golden epoch in our history and of a generation striking the last, haunting chord of innocence.
The Piano Man's Daughter is a symphony of wonderful storytelling, unforgettable characters, and a lilting, lingering melody that plays on long after the last page has been turned.
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THE PIANO MAN'S DAUGHTERAvis d'utilisateur - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An enticing romantic melodrama—about a beautiful, doomed woman and her varied effects on those who love her and struggle to save her—from Canadian author Findley (Headhunter, 1994; Stones, 1990, etc ... Consulter l'avis complet
The piano man's daughterAvis d'utilisateur - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this new work, a best seller in Findley's native Canada, Charles explores his mother's mysterious past in order to discover the origins of her insanity and the identity of his father. In passages ... Consulter l'avis complet