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Every note played
Every note played
Genova, Lisa2018
Articles
An accomplished concert pianist, Richard has already suffered many losses in his life: the acrimonious divorce from his ex-wife, Karina; the estrangement of his daughter, Grace; and now, a devastating diagnosis, ALS. The relentlessly progressive paralysis of ALS begins in the cruellest way possible - in his hands. As Richard becomes more and more locked inside his body and can no longer play piano or live on his own, Karina steps in as his reluctant caregiver. Paralysed in a different way, Karina is trapped within a prison of excuses and blame, stuck in an unfulfilling life as an after-school piano teacher, afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman. As Richard's muscles, voice and breath fade, the two struggle to reconcile their past before it's too late.
Main title:
Every note played / Lisa Genova.
Author:
Genova, Lisa, author
Imprint:
Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2018.
Collation:
320 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9781760633073 (pbk)
Dewey class:
813.6FICTION
Language:
English
BRN:
2638967
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