The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow audiobook

The Prague Sonata: A Novel

By Bradford Morrow
Read by Christina Delaine

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio 9780802127150

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665143417

  • ISBN: 9781665143394

  • ISBN: 9781665143400

Runtime: 18.76 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2018 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award for Best Mystery Narration

In the early days of the new millennium, pages of a worn and weathered original sonata manuscript—the gift of a Czech immigrant living out her final days in Queens—come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury. To Meta's eye, it appears to be an authentic eighteenth-century work; to her discerning ear, the music rendered there is commanding, hauntingly beautiful, clearly the undiscovered composition of a master. But there is no indication of who the composer might be. The gift comes with the caveat that Meta attempt to find the manuscript's true owner—a Prague friend the old woman has not heard from since the Second World War forced them apart—and to make the three-part sonata whole again. Leaving New York behind for the land of Dvorák and Kafka, Meta sets out on an unforgettable search to locate the remaining movements of the sonata and uncover a story that has influenced the course of many lives, even as it becomes clear that she isn't the only one after the music's secrets.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sophisticated, engrossing intellectual mystery…[Morrow’s] captivating, hopeful book presents a vision of the broken past, restored.” Wall Street Journal
The Prague Sonata is without doubt Bradford Morrow’s magnum opus…History is thrillingly re-enacted or re-created…Compulsively enjoyable.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Suspenseful and meditative, classical and surprising, devastating and genuinely inspiring. What a gorgeous novel this is.” Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author
The Prague Sonata is a treasure of a novel, a deliciously enveloping musical mystery which I read with marvel and gusto…A virtuoso performance!” Diane Ackerman, New York Times bestselling author
“Rich, masterful…Morrow has long been one of America’s finest novelists. And this humanely epic tale is his finest book.” Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
“Bradford Morrow has written his masterpiece…Rich, joyous, complex.” Peter Straub, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Bradford Morrow is an astonishing writer…His most ambitious novel to date.” Joyce Carol Oates, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Bradford Morrow

Author Bio: Bradford Morrow

Bradford Morrow is the author of numerous acclaimed works of fiction and poetry, including Ariel’s Crossing and Giovanni’s Gift. He is also the founder of the literary journal Conjunctions, which he has edited since 1981. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2007 and is a professor of literature at Bard College.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 18.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English