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Born into an impoverished Hawaiian family, Maile Manoa dreams of leading a life in music. It is an ambition that will lead her to the high-stakes world of 1960s European opera. In Salzburg, Austria, she attracts the attentions of powerful men and falls in love—with a troubled young musician, with the city, and with the intrigue that surrounds her. When Werner von Wehlen, the renowned conductor of the city’s glamorous music festival, taps her for a leading role, Maile is forced to confront the Nazi heart of the ...

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Aloha, Mozart

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Overview

Born into an impoverished Hawaiian family, Maile Manoa dreams of leading a life in music. It is an ambition that will lead her to the high-stakes world of 1960s European opera. In Salzburg, Austria, she attracts the attentions of powerful men and falls in love—with a troubled young musician, with the city, and with the intrigue that surrounds her. When Werner von Wehlen, the renowned conductor of the city’s glamorous music festival, taps her for a leading role, Maile is forced to confront the Nazi heart of the classical music scene and von Wehlen’s treacherous past. On the evening of her brilliant premiere, with Soviet tanks threatening to invade the city, Maile must choose between recognition on the world stage or escaping the city with her life—and her conscience—intact.

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Aloha, Mozart really got under my skin. It is partly because of the knowing narrative voice, partly the quiet passion and intensity of the story, partly the sensuality with which Williams evokes place. I came away feeling it was one of those novels that took me to places I'd never been, but recognized completely.Hawaiian Maile Manoa, born into a large impoverished family, is set apart by a fierce independence and stunning voice. Her quest for a life in music lures her from her beloved family and island paradise, to the rarefied and competitive world of opera in Salzburg, Austria. It is the 1960's and Austria, still licking its wounds from World War II, now faces the threat of Soviet aggression. As Maile begins to succeed in this strange, straight-laced, Caucasian world, the complexities of politics, love, and ambition converge, and the book asks us to consider what, in the end, really matters. Suffused from beginning to end with a remarkable aural awareness, the only thing this wonderful novel lacks is a soundtrack. -- Cai Emmons, author of The Stylist, His Mother's Son

Few know the secrets of Salzburg in 1968: the glamorous, high-stakes world of young competitors for renown in classical music. The most wonderful reward of the novel is the immersion it provides in a beautiful old culture, the cuisine and the architecture and the customs and the high art, as well as the corruption, of a great civilization. -- --Louis B. Jones, author of Ordinary Money, Particles and Luck, California's Over, and Radiance

Gorgeously conceived and enacted and textured, this richly pleated story unfolds with dark and thrilling suspense. -- --Al Young, Poet Laureate of California

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935462675
  • Publisher: Luminis Books
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Originally from Hawaii, Waimea Williams spent a decade in Austria and Germany as an opera singer and has received fiction awards from Glimmer Train, The Lorian Hemingway Competition, and Salamander Review. She has enjoyed the honor of a writing residency at the Ragdale Foundation, and her short story Vienna Quartet With Dog received First Prize from the Charlton Review in 2012. She currently lives near Honolulu.
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