The Song Before It Is Sung: A Novel

The Song Before It Is Sung: A Novel

by Justin Cartwright
     
 

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From the Booker Prize nominee and Commonwealth Writers' Prize winner, a sweeping historical novel about the nature of human freedom and human passion.See more details below

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From the Booker Prize nominee and Commonwealth Writers' Prize winner, a sweeping historical novel about the nature of human freedom and human passion.

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“Run, don’t walk to your local library or bookstore and procure The Song Before It Is Sung. It is excellent….A wonderful, enviable work.—Boston Globe

“A quiet masterpiece. Cartwright has written that rare thing, a novel of ideas intricately and propulsively plotted, deeply humane, elegantly readable.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

“A thought-provoking….at times heartbreaking roman-a-clef…”—The Denver Post

“Mr. Cartwright's impressive achievement lies in his ability to penetrate beyond easy moral certitudes, to evoke the recent past and, not least, to make the reader understand just how much was at stake back then.”—Wall St. Journal

Considered by many to rank up there with Ian McEwan among contemporary British novelists, Cartwright hasn’t had a lot of success in the States. His new novel, which details the life of one of the German conspirators sentenced to death for plotting Hitler’s assassination, may change that.”—Time Out Chicago

“This tour de force explores the ‘paper-thin divide between idealism and delusion,’ while resonating on many levels.”—Library Journal

“…darkly effective….greatly entice readers’ interest on political, historical, and intellectual levels.”—Booklist, Starred review

“magnificent….this novel surely places Cartwright in the company of the finest English novelists at work today.”—Seattle Times

“This is a deeply moving and well-researched work from a first-class writer.”—Washington Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596919723
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,273,603
File size:
1 MB

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