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The weight of a piano / Chris Cander.

The weight of a piano / Chris Cander.
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ISBN 9780525654674 (hardback)
Author Cander, Chris author.
Title The weight of a piano / Chris Cander.
Edition First edition.
Publisher/Date New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Pagination etc. 323 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary Note In 1962, in the Soviet Union, eight-year-old Katya is bequeathed what will become the love of her life: a Blüthner piano, built at the turn of the century in Germany, on which she discovers everything that she herself can do with music and what music, in turn, does for her. Yet after marrying, she emigrates with her young family from Russia to America, at her husband's frantic insistence, and her piano is lost in the shuffle. In 2012, in Bakersfield, California, twenty-six-year-old Clara Lundy loses another boyfriend and again has to find a new apartment, which is complicated by the gift her father had given her for her twelfth birthday, shortly before he and her mother died in a fire that burned their house down: a Blüthner upright she has never learned to play. Orphaned, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, who in his car-repair shop trained her to become a first-rate mechanic, much to the surprise of her subsequent customers. But this work, her true mainstay in a scattered life, is put on hold when her hand gets broken while the piano’s was being moved--and in sudden frustration she chooses to sell it. And what becomes crucial is who the most interested party turns out to be. . .
Subject Piano -- Fiction
Domestic fiction.
Shelf Location F CAND
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