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Lea by Pascal Mercier
  

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From the author of the giant bestseller, Night Train to Lisbon, comes a finely calibrated heartbreaker of a novel about fathers and daughters, great rises and sudden falls.

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Lea by Pascal Mercier

It all starts with the death of Martijn van Vliet's wife. His grief-stricken young daughter, Lea, cuts herself off from the world, right up until the day that she hears a snatch of Bach being played on a violin by a busker. Transfixed by the sweet melody, she emerges from her mourning, vowing to learn the instrument. Lea's all-consuming passion is matched by talent, and she becomes one of the finest players in the country - but as her fame blossoms, her relationship with her father only withers. Desperate to hold on to Lea, Martijn is driven to commit an act that threatens to destroy both him and his daughter.

Reviews

A perfect novel that you'll devour in a single night * Brigitte * Lea has it all... Sanity and madness, love and betrayal, self-preservation and self-destruction * Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung * Pascal Mercier now takes his rightful place among our finest European novelists * Daniel Johnson, Sunday Telegraph * Perfectly constructed, exciting, entertaining, enigmatic, memorable. * Buchkultur *


About the Author

Pascal Mercier was born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland, and currently lives in Berlin, where he is a professor of philosophy.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd August 2017

Author

Pascal Mercier

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781848873414

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