A Minor (eBook)

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Description


Clive Serkin, a teenage piano prodigy, seeks victory at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, and enlists the help of world-renowned pianist Clare Cardiff. She becomes his mentor and teacher, and even though she is more than twice his age, Clive finds himself falling in love with her. After Clare is diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Clare’s estranged husband Nero takes her away from Clive to pursue further medical testing. Clive is faced with the challenge of traveling to Moscow and performing at the competition without his beloved mentor. Ultimately, he must discover if the music they share is enough to keep them together.

About the Author


Debra Dean's bestselling debut novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad was a New York Times Editors' Choice, a #1 Booksense Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Novel, and an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It has been published in twenty languages. Her collection of short stories, Confessions of a Falling Woman, won the Paterson Fiction Prize and a Florida Book Award. A native of Seattle, she and her husband, poet Clifford Paul Fetters, now live in Miami where she teaches at Florida International University.

Praise for A Minor…


“Dean writes with passion and compelling drama about a grotesque chapter of World War II.”
-People

“[A] poetic novel.”
-San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“[A] heartfelt debut.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Elegant and poetic, the rare kind of book that you want to keep but you have to share.”
-Isabel Allende, New York Times bestselling author of ZORRO

“Spare, elegant language [and] taut emotion...secure for this debut work a spot on library shelves everywhere.”
-Library Journal

“Exquisitely crafted and deeply satisfying.”
-Oakland Tribune

“[A] remarkable first novel about the consolation of memory.”
-NPR Nancy Pearl Book Review

The most-recommended book of 2006
-Salt Lake City Tribune

“…this is a novel that dares to be beautiful - and fully succeeds.”
-Daily Mail (London)

Product Details ISBN-13: 9781940192499
Published: Koehler Books, 05/15/2014
Language: en