Piano Music for Four Hands

Piano Music for Four Hands

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Piano Music for Four Hands by Roger Grenier

Piano Music for Four Hands is a novel about music and love set against three generations of French history. At its center is a charming but melancholy pianist named Michel Mailhoc. Having survived a series of bungled love affairs and professional disappointments, he retreats to his family house in the Pyrenees. The bright spot in his life is his grandniece Emma, who becomes his prizewinning student. Struggling with his fervent desire for her success and the fear of losing her, Michel sends Emma into the world of international musical stardom that he has renounced for himself. The Mailhoc family saga, stretching from World War I to the turbulent 1960s, is full of sorrow, but the underlying melody remains tender and humorous. From the first sentence we feel curiously at home in Roger Grenier's intimate, precise, and musical writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803270879
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 153
Product dimensions: 4.77(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Roger Grenier is the author of over thirty books of fiction and criticism, including Another November (Nebraska 1998) and The Difficulty of Being a Dog. He is known for his spare language and melancholy wit and for decades has been a key figure in French letters. Alice Kaplan is a professor of Romance studies and literature at Duke University and the author, most recently, of The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach.

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